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Till date, he has moved behind the camera only once to direct Taare Zameen Par (2007). And although the film went on to be a big hit, earning both commercial and critical acclaim, Aamir Khan is yet to take up his second directorial venture.
But now, the actor has finally zeroed in on a script, largely thanks to his brother, Faisal Khan. Not many know that Aamir’s younger brother reads many scripts that the star gets and also helps him in selecting projects.
“Yes, I do have a script that I want to direct. The script that my brother Faisal found for me because he reads scripts for me,is beautiful. I’ve bought the rights and kept it aside and will make it at a future date,” confirms Aamir.
Interestingly, the Khan brothers had heard the narration of Dhoom:3 together and the latter felt that his brother should do the film.
Although Aamir and Faisal have finalised a script for the star’s next directorial venture, the film isn’t taking off anytime soon. “I’m very clear that I don’t want to direct right now, because I feel that (now) I’m peaking as an actor, doing work that’s exciting me and I don’t want to stop that growth. I don’t want to put a curb on it,” says Aamir, whose first directorial project had won him a National Award.
So, is there any truth that he will take up direction after Rajkumar Hirani’s P.K.? “No, right now I’m only concentrating on my work as an actor, so I won’t be doing it after P.K. It takes me 2-3 years to direct a film, which means not acting for that much time. Already my fans complain about the low frequency of my films, so I can’t be directing now, but I will eventually,” says Aamir.