Birthday Special: 5 Unconventional Films Which Contributed To The Making Of 'Aamir Khan'

| March 14 , 2018 , 14:52 IST

A risk taker! That's the appropriate term to describe birthday boy Aamir Khan. Popularly known as Mr Perfectionist, the 53-year-old actor is a man of many talents, who has climbed the social ladder by paying heed to content-driven projects instead of the conventional ones.

Standing apart from the crowd, the actor has out-shined the rest with his determination and potential. The powerhouse of talent consolidated his identity in Bollywood through groundbreaking films, which others were afraid of getting associated with.

Hindi film fraternity works on certain dynamics. Despite the everyday progressing outlook of Indian audience, actors and filmmakers fear the failure upon taking up offbeat concepts. Aamir Khan, though, was never the one to follow generic bandwagon, unlike other A-list actors.

Here are some maverick Aamir Khan films which made him the Superstar he is today:


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Essaying the role of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat who broke the societal stereotypes to support his daughters during their journey of earning a gold for the nation, Aamir Khan was convincing and justifying. His extra pounds and round belly made the character more believable.


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Justifying the name, Aamir Khan's unaware alien drowned the audience in his innocent antics, making them fall in love his gullible creature who was uninformed of the witty ways of humans and their selfish actions for monetary gains.

Delly Belly

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The controversial film was Aamir's successful attempt at proving his Mattel as a producer. While many critics were not happy with the extraordinary usage of cuss words in the adult comedy, the audience fell in love with the realistic portrayal of Indian youth.


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Taking inspiration from a Tamil blockbuster, AR Murugadoss directorial portrayed Aamir Khan in the role of business tycoon Sanjay Singhania suffering from anterograde amnesia. His bald look with a streak on his head became a style statement for youth during the release.

3 Idiots

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Pulling the role of a college student at the age of 40, that too with conviction is not attainable for every actor but when had Aamir Khan backed out of a challenge. Portraying the role of young and grown-up Rancchod Das Chhanchad aka Phunsuk Wangdu, the actor was inspiring.

Films like 'Taare Zameen Par', 'Mangal Pandey', 'Rang De Basanti', 'Lagaan', 'Dil Chahta' and 'Sarfarosh' surely established Aamir Khan as a revolutionary actor in showbiz business but his true potential as an actor/producer was proven through the above films.

We wish Aamir Khan, a very Happy Birthday!