Aamir Khan: "Azad starts crying when he sees my films"

Aamir Khan:

His upcoming movie Secret Superstar is expected to make 100 crores at the box office but Aamir khan has little interest in all the money that the movie is speculated to earn upon its release.

The film is based on the life of a teenage girl who dreams to be a singer and fulfils her dream by keeping her identity a secret. "Similarly, I feel technicians should be paid equal to actors". "That is what we describe as stardom". For my last 10 films, I haven't charged a fee, I take a percentage of profit.

In reply to a question asking which genre is he particularly interested in, Aamir said, "Different genres excite me". "On film crews, it is fairly common to have women and men in equal", he says.

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Asked whether he would be okay if his female co-actors got a bigger pay cheque than him, Aamir said, "Anyone who has the ability to fill seats gets a bigger share in the fee". There has to be a paradigm shift in that. "I don't understand why is a cameraman's or an editor's work less important than an actor's. But it was also very enjoyable as by playing Shakti Kumarr, I could do all the things that otherwise I don't do or I am not allowed to do and so I want to thank Advait for this role". Fortunately, all my films have been done well, if they don't do well then I am the one who is hit.

"Unfortunately, what has happened is that most of us stars are males. I believe all people of the creative team should be paid equally and perhaps writer and director are the only ones who should be paid higher". The people who attract more people to theatres are males. Even as kids, we are told stories where gender roles are predefined.

Secret Superstar produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao under the banner of Aamir Khan Productions, Zee Studios and Akash Chawl will face a clash at the box-office with Rohit Shetty's comedy film Golmaal Again.

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