Kiran can’t stop me from promoting ‘Dhobi Ghat’: Aamir

Updated: Dec 25, 2010, 17:06 PM IST

Mumbai: When the first look of ‘Dhobi Ghat’ was revealed, director Kiran Rao did not want her husband and actor-producer Aamir Khan to attend the event so that the spotlight doesn`t shift from the movie to him. But who can keep Aamir away!

"I was never meant to be away from the promotions of the film. I`m very proud of the film and I`m part of it, since I`m the producer and have also acted in it. Even Kiran can`t keep me away from it," Aamir told reporters here Friday.

"I`m happy to be a part of it and I will be part of it till the end," he added.

‘Dhobi Ghat’ that stars Aamir along with Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, Kriti Malhotra, Kitu Gidwani and Nafisa Khan is a film about four characters from different classes of society and how their lives are intertwined. The film is Kiran`s directorial debut.

It is slated to hit the screens Jan 21.

Asked if he helped Kiran in the filmmaking process, the 45-year-old actor promptly said: "If I had not helped her, she would have killed me. As her husband, it is my duty to help her always and as it is, as an actor, whatever film I`m connected to, I feel I`m a team player."

Aamir is playing the role of a painter in the film but he revealed that initially he wanted to take up Prateik`s role.

"When I heard all the characters, I really liked Prateik`s character and wanted to do that. But the character requires someone who looks 18-19 years old. So to prove it to Kiran that I can look that young, I did ‘3 Idiots`. But she still didn`t agree. Thankfully she gave me some role in her film," he said.