Aamir talks about Udta Punjab, Salman and Dangal

Aamir talks about Udta Punjab, Salman and Dangal 1
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While shooting for his upcoming film ‘Dangal’ in Ludhiana, Aamir spoke up about the controversy surrounding Udta Punjab, the possibility of working on Andaz Apna Apna sequel and his wrestling biopic in an exclusive interview with Times of India.

When asked about the controversy surrounding Udta Punjab’s release, Aamir said, “We should not press an artist’s voice. Also, artists should be that much responsible that they should show something that is not good for the society. So responsibility should be from both sides. I feel the decision made by High Court is correct and now the film is releasing tomorrow. So, we are eagerly waiting for its release. I’ll watch the film in Punjab only as I’m shooting here.”

The actor, who was aware about the film’s leaked copy making its way online, further added, “Piracy is an issue that we have been fighting for very long and unfortunately, what I feel is that when a common man is watching a pirated film, then he doesn’t understand that he is committing a crime… When we see a pirated film, we don’t even realize that we are committing a crime and doing something wrong. So this sensitivity should increase in the society because we artists work very hard. We should leave it to the audience and let them decide that they won’t do this.”

Since the news about a possible remake of Aamir-Salman starred 1994 cult classic Andaz Apna Apna was making rounds recently, the reporter asked whether one could expect to see the duo back in action again. To that, the ‘Lagaan’ actor remarked, “I would love to do ‘Andaz Apna Apna 2’ with Salman. If the script would be good then we will do it. Casting is a creative decision. I hope to work with Salman again but the right script has to come up and the right film has to come up. I’m sure both of us would love to do it. Right now, I don’t have any such script.”

Recently, after Sultan’s teaser showed Salman performing a ‘dhobi pachad’, one of the pivotal points of Aamir’s film, there were speculations that Aamir was reportedly miffed with the ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ actor, leading to a fallout between the two. But, Aamir rubbished the rumours by stating, “Sultan’ is coming in July and I am really excited to watch it because every film of Salman is an entertaining watch. We enjoy his films a lot. Despite wrestling being a common aspect in our films, the story of our films is different. I loved the teaser and promo of the film and also the song, which has been coincidentally shot in Punjab. Neither have we done any changes to the Dhobi Pachaad sequence nor have we asked for any. There are different tactics in wrestling. Dhobhi Pachaad is one of them. There is no rule that if one wrestler does a Dhobhi Pachaad, other wrestlers across the country can’t do it.”

Since both actors have undergone an impressive body transformation for essaying the role of a wrestler in their respective films, comparisons were bound to be drawn. But, Aamir clarified that comparing the bodies was futile by claiming, “I have always been a huge fan of Salman Khan. The industry has always admired his body. If someone has been involved in body building in our industry, it is Salman. I am a fan of his body and his fitness. I don’t think my body is as good as Salman. I try to come close to him, but he is the original bodybuilder of the industry.”

Inputs from Times of India

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