Aamir Khan might be the Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood now. But his life hasn’t been all that perfect always. Apparently, the superstar’s career had hit rock bottom at one point in time and he was almost on the verge of breaking down back then.
Recollecting his days of struggle in the industry, Aamir says, “Three of my films had bombed consecutively and I was well aware that my next three releases were going to be duds too. I used to cry everyday. My first wife Reena (Dutta) had no idea how to calm me down. But I was adamant about the fact that I wouldn’t take up a film until I was happy about it from inside. I had sworn to myself. And then I got to know that Mahesh Bhatt wanted to sign me for a project.”
He continues emotionally after a breather, “I knew that if I said yes, my career would have been saved. My career was getting wiped out by then and Bhatt saab was at the peak of his career. Signing a film would have been a wise decision. But when I heard the script, I didn’t like it. So I told him, ‘I am nobody to say no to you but I cannot do this film. Maybe you’ll never take me for any other movie with you but I can’t do this role’. He had graciously accepted my decision. Rejecting a Bhatt film was like committing suicide. But that decision gave me strength. If I had compromised then, I would have kept on compromising till today. So my suggestion to everyone out there is that never compromise with what you believe in. It’s too valuable. Lose the battle but stick to your guns.”
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