MUMBAI: Iconic Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan recently celebrated completion of a glorious 25 years in the Indian film industry.
“Thinking actor”, “intellectual superstar”, “maverick movie man” are just some of the names Aamir is fondly addressed as. The talented superstar has given us super hit films throughout his career spanning a quarter of a century, commencing with his role of a chocolate boy hero in ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’.
Since then, Aamir has been at the top of his game, churning out hit after super hit, and his impressive filmography boasts of films like ‘Dil’, ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander’, ‘Hum Hai Rahi Pyaar Ke’, ‘Andaz Apna Apna’, ‘Rangeela’, ‘Ghulam’, ‘Sarfarosh’, ‘Lagaan’, ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, ‘Rang De Basanti’, ‘Ghajini’, ‘3 Idiots’ and countless others.
At the event celebrating his 25 years, Aamir was casually clad in a dark grey tee and jeans, and didn’t look a day older than 25 himself! Cutting a huge cake, Aamir smiled and shyly revealed: “I am happy and surprised to complete 25 years in the industry. When I was new I was not aware where and how my career will head. I was told an actor’s life is of five years as public then gets bored of seeing them.”
Aamir even revealed that he had grand plans of directing a film to coincide with the centenary celebrations of Indian cinema. “I was looking to make a film on 100 years of cinema…I wanted to do something but couldn’t do it. I am happy that the Indian cinema has completed 100 years and happy to be part of this industry. My completion of 25 years in the industry coincides with 100 years of cinema and it makes me feel all the more special.”