The signal turned red. The handsome young man at the driver’s seat slowed down the car. As he glanced outside the window he noticed the occupants of the nearby auto rickshaw staring at him curiously. Did they know him? No they did not look familiar were they looking at someone next to him? It did not seem like that either. It was then that Aamir Khan realized that he had become a film star. His life would never be the same again.
Aamir Khan is an icon and an iconoclast. In contemporary Indian Cinema Aamir Khan has more often than not taken the less trodden path and also delivered box office hits. Known for his meticulous selection of film the actor has constantly re0invented himself and re-defined the approach to film making within the Hindi film industry over the last two decades.
I’ll Do it My Way; The Incredible Journey of Aamir Khan is a filmography that presents Aamir’s evolution as an actor focusing on 21 landmark films that have been part of his journey. It retraces Aamir’s rise to stardom as he carved a niche for himself established himself as an actor with a difference and broke new ground as a director and a producer.
Aamir’s story is told through interviews and research of press coverage from the last 20 years including perspectives from diretors co-stars and other colleagues Mansoor Khan, Aditya Bhattacharya, Asif Noor, Indra Kumar, Mahesh Bhatt, Dharmesh Darshan, Nandita Das, Rakeyst Omprakash Mehra, Roniie Screwvala, AR Murugadoss, Asin, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Raj Kumar Hirani who have collaborated with him over the last two decades in his landmark films.
Together they have recreated a multi dimensional cinematic portrait of an unparalleled Indian actor.
Christina Daniel’s is a writer photographer and communications professional. She writes fiction non fiction and poetry. She is also involved with print journalism training new media, e-learning corporate communication developmental communication and research. She holds a Master’s in New Media from the London School of Economics and political Science.
Currently Christina works a corporate and communications advisor for a leading global technology company. She is also a cinema columnist for citizen Matters in Bangalore.
Her debut novel ginger Soda Lemon, Pop was published in November 2007. She has also co authored Mind blogs 1,0, a book of contemporary conversations published in 2010.
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