Aamir Khan: I don't charge a single rupee for my films
From LAGAAN to RANG DE BASANTI, from TAARE ZAMEEN PAR to DANGAL, every movie started with a thought from a single person - Bollywood's Mr. Perfectionist, Aamir Khan. With 30 glorious years in the film industry, Aamir is known for his commercially successful social movies.
On Aamir ki Paathshala on Tata Sky Acting Adda, he talks about his motto of success, his responsibility as a film Director, the Producer-Writer relationship and narrates insider stories of Bollywood.
Starting from an early age, Aamir had been heavily influenced by his Director father, Tahir Hussain, who always asked him, "How will you describe the story in one line? What’s the premise of your story?" These questions helped established a base in his life for the selection of scripts of his movies. Aamir says, "I don’t feel fear of failing, I fear not trying. As a Producer or a Director, when a story grips the audience, that’s when I feel, I have achieved something out of my art."
As an actor, Aamir explains, "I don’t charge a single rupee for my films. It is my responsibility to take care that the cost is recovered and the whole crew has been paid. And when this is done, I get my share in profit. This gives me a sense of responsibility, of which you all can see the results."