Aamir Khan’s quest for perfection often leads to speculation that he interferes a lot during the making of a film. However, Reema Kagti, who directed him in Talaash has a different opinion. According to her, he’s an absolute delight to collaborate with.
Reema who has earlier worked with Aamir as assistant director on films like Lagaan and Dil Chahta Hai, has only good things to say about him. “Having known him from my early days in the industry, I’m fully aware of what he brings to the table. If I hadn’t known him well and gone with the the speculation, I would have been scared to start this film with him,” says the director.
Asked if Aamir interfered in the creative aspects of their latest release, Reema calls it a matter of individual perception. “It’s a question of point of view. I put a lot of myself into a film and expect the same from others.
I found that Aamir took the trouble to understand what I really wanted to do and he also took the time to acknowledge what I wanted to make. His inputs were feeding the vision of the film I wanted to make, not what he wanted to make.”
She further points out that she’s similar to the so-called Mr Perfect in more ways than one. “I can relate to him on various levels. Besides he’s the lead actor so he has every right to share his views and suggestions on the sets,” she signs off.