I don’t feel competitive with Shah Rukh and Salman, says Aamir Khan

LAST MODIFIED: November 7 2018, 16:27 IST

Aamir Khan in an interview revealed that he suggested Shah Rukh Khan to take up the biopic on astronaut Rakesh Sharma. The superstar, who will next be seen in Thugs of Hindostan, believe that actors should suggest each other’s name for projects. Reportedly titled Saare Jahaan Se Achcha, the film was first offered to Aamir and Priyanka Chopra.
It was Priyanka who had confirmed Aamir’s name for the biopic earlier. When asked the reason for giving up the project, Aamir said he had his reasons. “It is a great script. I loved the script and the story of Mr. Sharma is fascinating. It is true that I called up Shah (Shah Rukh). I said, ‘Shah you should hear the script, it is fantastic. It will be right for you if you like it’. I am glad he liked the script and he is doing it,” he said in an interview here.
Aamir believes this is how things should work in the film industry where actors suggest each other’s name for respective projects. “… I am certainly not competitive and I have not felt that with Shah Rukh and Salman,” he added. Aamir’s next Thugs of Hindostan, in which he stars along with Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh is slated to release on November 8.