Aamir Khan wants 'Dangal' daughters Sanya and Fatima cast in 'Dil Chahta Hai' female reboot

Updated: Dec 09, 2016, 15:21 IST | PTI

Aamir Khan's 2001 buddy film 'Dil Chahta Hai' became a cult and the superstar has welcomed the idea of a female reboot of the movie saying it is a great concept

Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan

New Delhi: Aamir Khan's 2001 buddy film 'Dil Chahta Hai" became a cult and the superstar has welcomed the idea of a female reboot of the movie saying it is a great concept. The Farhan Akhtar-directed film, also starring Saif Ali Khan and Akshay Khanna, was about three friends who share a deep bond but rift comes between them due to their different approaches towards relationships.

"I think it is a great concept. A bonding film about three friends who are girls is a great idea," Aamir says. When asked, who he would like to see playing the female version of his character Akash, the actor says he wants his co-stars from upcoming film " 'Dangal" , Fatima Sana Sheikh and Sanya Malhotra, to be part of the film as they belong to the age group of the characters.

"Casting will depend on the script. There are so many good actresses. Out of the three characters for sure two of them should be Sanya and Fatima. That's the age group we are talking about. The age group of 'Dil Chahta Hai' is very young."

"Forget that I was 37 when I did the film, that was a mistake and we managed to succeed. But you can't repeat the mistake. You should actually cast girls in the age group of early 20s," he says.

Aamir's frequent collaborator Rajkumar Hirani, with whom he had worked in films like "3 Idiots" and "PK", is currently busy with his next which is a biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt. Aamir says he has heard the script of the film, which stars Ranbir Kapoor, and thinks it is fantastic. "I have heard the script and it is fantastic. I called up Sanju and told him that for the first time in the history of cinema an actor, who is not in the film, will get more popularity than the actor who has worked hard in the film."

"Dangal" releases on December 23.

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