Call me when I’m 60

Aamir Khan admits he wanted a movie role after turning 60 years old


The famous actor and producer is set to play a 55-year-old man in upcoming film, ‘Dangal’, however Khan confessed he wanted to play this character after he turned 60.

Speaking of his hesitation he said, “When I read the story I just loved it. This story made me laugh, cry as the script was very exciting and inspirational.

“I wanted to do it but I was fickle minded that I have just done ‘Dhoom 3’ and ‘PK’ and for this film Nitesh (director) wanted to show me as a 55-year-old man which is closer to my reality (laughs) so, honestly I had that fear.

“I had the fear that today when I am still doing young roles why am I getting into this old man’s role…I had to gain weight and go for grey hair so I was scared about my future and audience.”

“I had this thing in my mind that I will do this film after five-six years when I will be 60. I was scared that if I play an old man’s role now then tactically it won’t be right… Then I called Nitesh again and said I want to hear the story again. After that I decided to leave the logic behind and do the film.” he said.

‘Dangal’ is an autobiographical sports film about Mahavir Singh Phogat, a man who taught his daughters to wrestle, one of them being Geeta Phogat who was India’s first female wrestler to win a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Her sister meanwhile, Babita Kumari, won silver.


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