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Only an 'Idiot' Like Aamir Khan Could Make Dangal: Vidhu Vinod Chopra

"Aamir is a mad man. We call him 'idiot' like you saw in 3 Idiots. So, only he can do this. If you aren't that then you can make a lot of money and leave the world but 'idiots' (people crazy for their work) remain forever," says Vidhu Vinod Chopra

  | October 21, 2016 15:06 IST (Mumbai)
Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan in Dangal

Highlights

  • I really like Aamir as an artiste, says Vidhu Vinod Chopra
  • Aamir Khan plays wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat in Dangal
  • Dangal, directed by Nitesh Tiwari, will release in December
Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra says a person who is crazy for the art of acting can pull off character like Aamir Khan's in Dangal. He praised the 51-year-old actor for excelling in preparing for the role of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat.
The upcoming biographical sports drama features Aamir, 51, as Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari. The trailer of the film was released on Thursday.
Mr Chopra, who produced Aamir's PK and 3 Idiots, applauded the actor for his efforts. "I really like Aamir as an artiste. He is excelling himself," he told reporters, when asked how he found the trailer.
Aamir plays a much older man than him in real life. The filmmaker, who was speaking at the 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai International Film Festival, was asked if Aamir was setting a trend in an industry where often actors hesitate to play characters older to their age.
"Aamir is a mad man. We call him 'idiot' like you saw in 3 Idiots. So, only he can do this. If you aren't that then you can make a lot of money and leave the world but 'idiots' (people crazy for their work) remain forever," said Mr Chopra.
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