MUMBAI: With an entirely new benchmark set for Bollywood movies called the ‘INR1 billion club’, it seems all top actor, especially the Khans, are in a battle to cross the record achieved by the other. A movie’s success is primarily dependent on how much it grosses at the box-office rather than the power of the script and performances. However, it appears one actor acknowledges the impact of performance over box-office figures.
Actor and film-maker Aamir Khan will soon be seen in one of the most awaited films of the year, Dhoom 3. And while expectations are really high, Aamir says he is not thinking about how many records it will break. Reacting to reports stating that he has claimed that Dhoom 3 will surpass the business of Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express, he said in a statement, “I am not interested in breaking records. I am an artist, and what gives me a high is to entertain my audience, to give them a good time, and to satisfy them emotionally.”
Aamir’s last release, Talaash, was appreciated for his performance, but the movie couldn’t mint too much money. The actor believes the challenge does not lie in building numbers at the box office — it lies in winning the audience’s adulation.
“I want to earn the love of my audience. That is what I am thirsty for. I like to challenge myself and do work that I have not done. I like to surprise my audience. These are the things that I am interested in,” said the versatile actor, who will be seen in a negative role in Dhoom 3.
Aamir has just returned to Mumbai after month-long training schedule in Australia where he had gone to learn a special dance form.
Dhoom 3, which is the third installment of the Yash Raj Films’ franchise, also stars Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif. It is scheduled to release on December 20.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 20th, 2013.
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