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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 24 June 2018

Bollywood has more talented stars than three Khans, says Aamir

"I think there are many talented stars who have a huge following"

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan during a news conference to launch a music track from his new film Secret Superstar in Mumbai on August 21. AFP
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan during a news conference to launch a music track from his new film Secret Superstar in Mumbai on August 21. AFP

Actor-producer Aamir Khan finds it unfair that three names are always singled out whenever the media talks about stardom in Bollywood. He says there are many other "talented stars" who contribute good work to the Hindi film industry.

Films starring Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan normally rocket at the box office but neither Salman's Tubelight nor Shah Rukh's Jab Harry Met Sejal met the same fate.

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Asked if it was so because the trend is changing and that audiences prefers content-driven cinema compared to star studded movies, Aamir said: "To say that the trend has changed is a very big statement, but I think there are ups and downs in every creative person's life. We all try our best to do our work, we try to make sure that everyone likes the films that we make. But at times we succeed, at times we fail. "I think we should not get fazed by that. We should continue to do what we believe in."

The actor continued, "And I think whenever you (media) talk about stars, it's wrong to mention just the three names (Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir). I think there are many talented stars who have a huge following. Akshay (Kumar) released a new film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha which is being loved by everyone. "All of us are there, we are trying to do good work. Sometimes we succeed, sometimes we don't. I don't think it should directly reflect on the immediate stardom of a person."

Aamir is producing and starring in Secret Superstar, a musical drama that will be released in cinemas in mid-October to coincide with Diwali.

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