Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan says he was the most apprehensive when his wife Kiran Rao told him that she was working on a film script.
Aamir feared that if the script did not work for him then things would get most uncomfortable between them.
"Every time she mentioned she was working on it I prayed that she would not complete it, and in time would abandon it," Aamir said while speaking about `Dhobi Ghat`, his latest home production directed by wife Kiran.
Aamir recalled that when Kiran finally came to him with a spiral-bound file, he felt he needed numbers of his side to back him when he gave it a thumbs-down.
"We decided to travel to Coonoor where my cousin and filmmaker Mansoor lives. I told Kiran that Mansoor and myself will hear the script narration together," Aamir said, adding that he had often used Mansoor as a shield.
However, Aamir says as he sat down to hear the script with Mansoor and his wife Tina, he was falling in love with the characters, loved the dialogue and voice of each person, was struck by the fine, silken threads that made the narrative and was moved to tears by the end.
"From the first scene itself, the script just sucked me in," he recalled adding that he had fallen in love with Kiran, once again.
Aamir said his wife was an absolute delight to work with as a producer and an actor.
"I feel most safe in her hands. She has clarity, sensitivity and an ability to bring the best out of her team, which makes her a leader I am happy to follow," the actor
said. Aamir said he has an eye for superior talent. "When I see it, I am happy as it is inspiring. When I see that talent in my life partner, it makes me feel very proud and secure," he said.
According to the actor, Kiran`s choice of cast and crew has been most invigorating for someone like him who has been working in movies for over two decades. "As a producer, it is very rare to work with a team... all of whom are so talented, passionate, committed and with the right attitude towards cinema," he added.
Aamir plays a painter named Arun in the film and sports a different hair-do with a shade of grey over the forehead.