Saturday, 21 October, 2017

Was scared of losing stardom with 'Dangal': Aamir

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Nellie Chapman | 12 October, 2017, 15:16

"After you perform, take off your hat and ask for money, if you liked my work you will give money otherwise you will just leave". I strongly feel all the people in the creative team are contributing equally and should be paid equally. They all should be paid the same amount. Zaira and Aamir had a great time interacting with the media and audience and talked about their upcoming film. I don't think Azad has ever seen a full film. The others can't do the same. "That is what we describe as stardom. But it was also very enjoyable as by playing Shakti Kumarr, I could do all the things that otherwise I don't do or I am not allowed to do and so I want to thank Advait for this role". As a producer, I don't care if you are a man or a woman.

"Mahavir is a 55-year-old in the film". Reportedly, "Dangal" is the first Indian movie in the history of film's trade business to near the Rs 2000 crore mark worldwide. "So the day she (Zaira Wasim who has acted with him in both films) will be able to fill more seats then me I won't mind her getting a bigger paycheck than mine". "So, I decided that I should do it and not get afraid of anything", he added. "Unfortunately, most of the stars in our country are males. The people who draw crowd are male and it is a result of the patriarchal influence on our society", he said in an interview Wednesday. Even as kids, we are told stories where gender roles are predefined.

"So that has been planted in our heads that boys are heroes and not girls".

He believes gender is immaterial as long as people come with the required talent. "I am 52. So, there is less difference between us", Aamir said.

While Aamir's character in the film looks a lot like Nadeem Saifi, one half of composers Nadeem-Shravan, the similarity ends there. Their gender is unimportant.

The flick is slated to release on Diwali this year - October 19, 2017.