A moo point, basically …

Arbit/ Random

Why Aamir Can, and does most of the times

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– He talks to the media only when he feels like it, which pisses off most people but at the same time leaves them hungry for more. And he does seem to care a lot about his fans, which is good I guess (Sample – his blog)

– He mouths a lot of bull about damming/ running issues almost as if his conscience has occasional reminders of its existence, but quickly zips it and goes back to what he’s good at – making films.

– He is slow and elaborate to the point of being didactic and almost boring, but still people listen to his opinions.

– He is (apparently) extremely nosy, laborious and interfering in all movies he’s a part of, and still people want to work with him.

– He is extremely picky as far as endorsement choices go, which has made him a mega-brand in India. Sample this –

Before he endorsed the Samsung Beat 450 phone by goinb ‘Oooh Aaah’ and all tingly in his Jarhead-Ghajini hairstyle, the mobile handset market was dominated by the Big 4 – a) Nokia (very reliable, high resale value, easiest to get hold of phone chargers for handsets); b) Sony-Ericsson (low resale value, generally classy and pretty, good music and picture-taking abilities); c) Motorola (People either like it or hate it. Me in second category); d) LG (Only if you use a CDMA phone). People have suddenly woken up to the possibility that life can exist outside these Four. Exceeds expectations as far as brand impact is concerned, wot say?

– He makes an awesome movie like Jaane Tu ya Jaane Na without people realizing that a) he didn’t really make it , and b) it isn’t really that awesome. His major contribution to the movie is his nephew Imran Khan (who’s so white that making him stand next to most Indian folks might seem racist). I doubt Aamir can take too much credit for Imran’s existence though.

(More about JTYJN later)

– He promotes movies he’s associated with with a mad energy, voluntarily appearing on arbit quiz shows like 10 Ka Dum . The show’s host has an extremely confused accent when he exhorts the contestants with stuff like ‘Aawo Khey-le Dyus-Ka-Dyumm‘. He also displays an intense urge to strip and ask ridiculous questions like ‘What percent of Indian males wash their undies?’.

– He says Baalls to people who request him to postpone movie releases. Of course, this might probably be because he has already had a sneak peek of what/ whom he’ll be doing a favour and feels that it is his moral obligation to ensure that people are NOT subject to the most extreme form of torture in the form of pink-haired heroines whose fingers have a mind of their own, unoriginal heroes who are doomed to fail from the outset or shady teddy bears who make shady noises and do lots of shady stuff.

– He also says Baalls to the infinite movie awards which happen almost every week because he can never be a part of the fraternity. He is however supremely delighted when feted with much a less glamorous award like the Dinanath Mangeshkar award, ready to even hobble along on crutches to receive the honour.

– He gets terrorist threats from folks who managed to f**k up their timer wirings and still seems fairly unfazed and earnest when he talks about how tough it is for the Police to police and all.

He does all this, because he Khan.

Sorry for the interruption (and the very bad pun)

Ed: Here is Baradwaj Rangan being super eloquent on the same topic.

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Written by sujaybedekar

August 7, 2008 at 3:50 pm

Posted in blogs, india, Movies, news, politics

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  1. He also displays an intense urge to strip and ask ridiculous questions like ‘What percent of Indian males wash their undies?’. << Aamir or the show’s host?

    Rohit Bhute

    August 7, 2008 at 9:28 pm

  2. lol – the host! 😀 his accent is just too much 😛

    sujaybedekar

    August 7, 2008 at 10:13 pm

  3. Ha ha! You sure do have a lot of lukkha time even now, re!

    Suraj

    August 8, 2008 at 11:36 pm

  4. @Suraj: This is one of many posts which was left as a draft for quite some time :). Not denying the lukkha time observation though 😛

    sujaybedekar

    August 8, 2008 at 11:46 pm

  5. Ha ha. Nice one.

    Trailblazer

    January 6, 2009 at 2:33 pm


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