10 years of Rajeev Khandelwal starrer Aamir: Director says the film was born in the post 9/11 era


Then there was a merchant who I had approached. Everyday I went to shoot, I thought it was my privilege. As directors and writers, we are always looking at the depth of a name or a character. That is one incident which I remember clearly. At that point, you are just hoping that somewhere people exist who wanted to make a film but never got the opportunity and now might come together to make a film. His vision resonated with filmmaker Vikas Bahl, then the head of UTV Spotboy, who decided to back the film as his first production. — Rajeev Khandelwal (@RK1610IsMe) June 6, 2018
Aamir, the director says, was born in the post 9/11 era where the “world was polarised and things had changed even in India.”
“The world was looking at a particular community in a certain way. “Either you have a big daddy who gets you the cast and makes your film happen or you are on your own and try to go by your talent, hardwork and opportunity. So I looked forward to that challenge.”

The title Aamir, Gupta says, had a special meaning. For me, my work had to speak, I had nothing to lose.”
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App I did all of that,” he says. The sooner you realise how things work here, the happier and more practical you will be. I know whoever was associated with the film wil be proud of it forever. Between 2001-2004, there were so many things which were happening in India and around the world, the story was born out of those circumstances… It was a very volatile period and I was mostly inspired from the world that existed then.”
Gupta says Aamir was his sixth script and it took him eight-nine months to write it and another two years to find a producer. People believed that Aamir was adapted from a Filipino film “Cavite but Gupta says it was “neither an official adaptation nor inspired by any film.”

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The director is proud of how the film has aged and is glad that he did not go with a bigger star at that time. “I was aware that a big actor would not want to work with a newcomer and the script was completely different. 2018-06-06T14:29:21+05:30″>
Updated: June 6, 2018 2:29:21 pm

Aamir marked Rajeev Khandelwal’s Bollywood debut. The film garnered rave reviews and a strong word-of-mouth. To execute that was a challenge but since it was our first film, we were passionate. “Aamir means a leader, someone who sets an example. The film was shot in 22 days, between 7AM to 5 PM, on a budget of RS 1.75 crore and a “tight schedule.” “It was all shot on real locations, those were areas which weren’t easy to shoot.