Mumbai: Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak gave Hindi Cinema, one of its most talented actors- Aamir Khan – then, a young man who could woo women with his chocolaty looks and cuteness. Now, he is one of the film industry’s heavyweight, an icon and an inspiration to a million. Nonetheless, at 51, Khan draws inspiration from his colleagues – Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.
During an interview, Aamir, who has created history with his latest – Dangal – said, “If there is anyone I am competing with it’s myself. It doesn’t mean I don’t consider Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan as great actors, they are wonderful.”
“Not just them, we have some great actors like Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Hrithik Roshan. I am not a competitive person when I see good work of others I love it.”
“When I saw ‘Sultan’, ‘Dabangg’ I loved it. When I saw ‘Munnabhai..’, I liked Sanju (Sanjay Dutt). I feel happy when I see my colleagues doing great work, it inspires me. When I see work of Ranveer or Ranbir I feel inspired.”
The ‘Dhoom 3’ star rather thinks he should keep improving himself as an actor.
“I don’t find myself competing with anyone. I am trying to compete with myself. I think competing is a strange word. I am trying to better myself. As a creative person, as an artist I am trying to improve myself. I am trying to do better as a creative person and not from business point of view,” he says.
In the recent past, Aamir has essayed a variety of unconventional characters. He essayed a young college boy in ‘3 Idiots’, a police officer in ‘Talaash’, a magician/robber in ‘Dhoom’, an alien in ‘PK’ and last but not the least, a father to two grown up daughters in ‘Dangal’.
(With PTI inputs)