When Aamir Khan’s family almost went bankrupt, it was time to come on the road

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Aamir Khan is one of the most successful actors and producers of Bollywood. Recently he told that when he was young, his father Tahir Hussain had to face financial difficulties. Aamir held a press conference on the occasion of 20 years of his film ‘Lagaan’. During this, he also talked about his decision to become a producer and the difficulties the family faced while going through difficult times. Let’s know what the actor said…

Aamir Khan is considered the ‘Mr. Perfectionist’ of the Hindi film industry. Today, he may have a strong fan following all over the world, but there was a time when he had to face a lot of struggles.

Aamir Khan is one of the most successful actors and producers of Bollywood. Recently he told that when he was young, his father Tahir Hussain had to face financial difficulties. Aamir held a press conference on the occasion of 20 years of his film ‘Lagaan’. During this, he also talked about his decision to become a producer and the difficulties the family faced while going through difficult times. Let’s know what the actor said…

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Father did not know how to do business

Aamir said, ‘My father was a good and enthusiastic producer but he did not know how to do business. He never stopped earning money but he had only problems. When he was making the film ‘Locket’, he had to deal with many things from dates to availability of actors. The film took 8 years to complete.

Father was deeply in debt

Aamir further said, ‘My father was deeply in debt. I have seen them facing financial difficulties. I don’t know if you know but we were almost bankrupt and it was time to hit the road. People used to call my father and ask for the money back. My father had put all the money in films and was facing difficulties.

Father started looking for graduation certificate

Aamir also recalled the incident that his mother shared with the actor. He says, ‘She got up in the night and the light was on. My father opened the cupboard and he was looking for something. My mother asked him – what are you looking for, what happened in the night? To this my father said that I am looking for graduation certificate because we are going to go bankrupt and it will go home. I have to work and earn money, that’s why I am looking for a certificate.

Decided then, I will not become a producer but…

Aamir says, ‘A man at the age of 40 is telling his wife that I am looking for my certificate for a job. Such was the situation. It was only after this that I had decided that I would not become a producer, but something else was written in my destiny.

How did Aamir become a producer?

Recalling how Aamir became a producer, he says, ‘Ashutosh Gowariker brought the story of Lagaan to me. He could not find any producer who could make a film on a large scale and with so many resources. I thought Ashutosh is a good director but was not sure if any producer would support Ashutosh for the film as till that time he had not given any hit film.

Aamir’s ‘Lagaan’ completes 20 years

Aamir further said, ‘I became a producer by mistake. I had no intention of becoming a producer. If no one has found me, I have become.’ Let us tell you, on Tuesday, June 15, 20 years of ‘Lagaan’ have been completed. Apart from Aamir, all the actors like Gracie Singh, Raghuveer Yadav were seen in the film.

[Attribution to NBT]

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