I am not `Mr Perfectionist', says Aamir Khan
Melbourne: `Mr Perfectionist` is a tag that has always been associated with Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan but the actor-producer says that he only tries to do work that he believes in.
"I don`t see myself as a perfectionist. I don`t think anyone is perfect and anyone can be. I am someone who enjoys doing what I am doing and I do it with lot of love and passion," Khan told PTI in an interview during his recent visit to Melbourne Film Festival 2010.
The actor, who worked hard on his body for an eight-pack look in `Ghajini` only to lose those muscles for a plump look in `3 Idiots`, is also averse to being called a methodical actor.
"I don`t know if being called as methodical is the right word to describe me. Each time I approach the material in a new way. So there is not one method for me, I m not a trained actor, so I don`t know what method acting is," Khan said.
His films `Laagan`, `Taare Zameen Par`, `3 Idiots`, and now `Peepli Live` have all made it big at the box office around the globe and he attributes his success to a talented team.
"I ve been successful in my career and I m grateful but you have to remember film making is a collective art form and all the films I have done and have been successful are not a result of me alone. They are result of a lot of talented people coming together and doing a good work."
His latest production stars a motley of theatre actors and depicts the growing rural and urban divide in India, but Khan says he does not think about awards while working on a movie.
"I never have Oscar or any other awards ceremony in my mind when I m doing my film. I believe that I make my films for my audience and for myself and in the process if my film does get selected to the platform which showcases the film to an audience which does not get to see Indian films then thats great," Khan said.
On the query if he was trying to change the landscape for Bollywood by his meaningful cinema, Khan says he invests his energies into good movies.
"I have been working in film industry for more than two decades and I am sure I have my energies into it. I found that in past 20 years, from that time till now. I am swimming against tide and I`m glad that I have certain amount of success in that. But I am not doing films to change anything," Khan said.
As far as naming his lady luck goes, he says,"Kiran and I have been working together for more than 4 years and she has helped me produce films like TZP, `Jaane tu Ya Jaane Naa` and now `Peepli Live`. She has contributed towards my success and she is someone who I regard and respect highly," Khan said.