Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan turns 50 today, but for this charming actor, 50 is just a number & he believes that he is still young at heart. And not only him, he feels the other 2 Khan’s Shah Rukh & Salman, who are also turning 50 this year are still young & haven’t gone beyond 18-20 years.
|AAMIR KHAN WITH AZAD RAO KHAN, SALMAN KHAN and SHAH RUKH KHAN|
At the press conference to celebrate his birthday, when Aamir was asked who he feels is the youngest amongst the 3 of them he said, “I feel the 3 of us are still young only. The 3 of us are born in 1965 so we are turning 50 in the same year. But I don’t think we have gone beyond 18-20 years. In 2-3 years, we will reach 25.”
Aamir was also asked about the plans for the new innings to which he said, “This is not my new innings, this is the same. 50 is just a number for me. I think, till the age is concerned, somewhere in our mind our age becomes stagnant. When I talk to people generally, when they become adults & mature, usually they think yes, they have matured; most people get stuck at that age in their minds. Physically our age increases, but emotionally or mentally we still remain in that age only. When I see someone, I feel that ye bada aunty/uncle type ke hai (they are like aunty/uncle), but I have forgotten that I am of the same age. In my mind, I feel I am still 18.”
“I realise I have aged when I have to do something physical. Things we could easily do when we were 18 years old, now it seems difficult. That time it reminds me of my age, otherwise at heart, all of us are young. I have the same fantasies after 50 that I had before” he added.
Aamir’s little toddler Azad, like any kid is more interested in the cake. Ask Aamir how did Azad wish him & he said, “Azad is just interested in one thing, when am I cutting the cake.”
For almost everyone, their birthday is a very special day, but for Aamir it isn’t the same. In fact, he gets embarrassed on this day, “To tell you the truth, I get very embarrassed on my birthday. There are some people, who are shy & feel a little strange with the attention they get, I am one of them. I feel it is better if I don’t get too much attention on my birthday, but I feel that is not possible.”
Being his 50th birthday, Aamir was asked if this will be something special or different from the rest to which he replied, “For me every day is special, be it my birth day or no, be it the 10th, 25th or 50th birthday, every day is special & we should spend it like it is special. We should value those people who are close to us & things that matter.”
Talking about his childhood birthday memories he said, “Because my birthday is on the 14th of March where usually we use to have our exams on this day, my birthday used to get postponed. So I remember my birthday use to get postponed always.”
When asked about Aamir most memorable birthday & birthday gift he said, “When I was small, I was very fond of kites. I remember once I got manjha, charkha & kites on my birthday and I was very happy.”
We wish you a very happy birthday Aamir! Hope you have a wonderful day.