Aamir Khan Unknown Facts!

Aamir KhanAamir Khan has come a long way since his debut in ‘Holi’ way back in 1984. The superstar, who is extremely choosy when it comes to the films that he decides to be a part of, is one of the biggest brands in India today.

While the actor commands a huge fan-following all over the world, there are quite a few facts that not even his fans are aware of. We have a collection of Aamir Khan Trivia.

Know a Aamir Khan fact that we don’t? Feel free to post them in the comments section below.

Aamir Khan Unknown Facts

  • Aamir Khan’s full name is Aamir Hussain Khan.
  • Aamir has acted in two movies as a child actor – Yaadon Ki Baarat (1973) and Madhosh (1974).
  • His acting debut as an adult was in Ketan Mehta’s Holi (1984) and not Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988).
  • Aamir did not give an interview to any Hindi magazine including Filmfare, Stardust, Cineblitz etc for close to 10 years.
  • He almost rejected Ashutosh Gowariker’s Oscar nominated Lagaan. 6 drafts of the film were made, Aamir didn’t like any. He liked the 7th draft so much, that he decided to produce the film himself.
  • Unlike several other actors, Aamir never agrees to do a film without a bound script – irrespective of the director or production house.
  • Aamir started the ‘one-movie-at-a-time’ trend in Bollywood, when most actors were shooting for 2 or more films simultaneously. Now, most top actors in the industry only take up one movie at a time.
  • For Sarfarosh, Aamir used to dub in the morning to get a rough voice.
  • The actor did not bathe for several days to get into the skin of his character in Ghulam!
  • Aamir is credited for the screenplay of Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke.
  • Aamir’s first wife, Reena Dutta can be seen in one scene during the song ‘Papa Kehte Hain Bada Naam Karega’ in the movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak.
  • Aamir Khan loves playing Chess, Tennis and Cricket.
  • Aamir married Kiran Rao, who worked as an assistant director of Lagaan.
  • Although Aishwarya Rai was one of the top actresses of the late 90s and 2000s, she has never worked with Aamir Khan in a film. The closest they have come to working together is in the Coke commercial.
  • The ‘Perfectionist’ hired a tutor to aid him in acquiring Punjabi accent for his character in Rang De Basanti.
  • His first Filmfare Best Actor Award was for his performance in Raja Hindustani.
  • Aamir Khan took special permission from Amitabh Bachchan to use his son Abhishek’s example in Taare Zameen Par.
  • Aamir has not entirely director Taare Zameen Par. Ad filmmaker Ram Madhvani has directed an entire song Bheja Kum in the film. Aamir was not even present on the sets when the song was shot in Panchgani.
  • After reading the script of Ghajini, Aamir asked director A.R. Murugadoss to approach Salman Khan instead!
  • Aamir is the only Indian actor to decline the offer to be immortalised at Madame Tussauds, a popular wax-museum in UK.
  • He waxed his entire body to play a woman in Baazi.
  • Aamir can solve the Rubik’s Cube in less than 13 minutes.
  • Aamir actually got his ears pierced for Lagaan.

Movies that Aamir Khan rejected

  • Shankar, one of the biggest directors from the Tamil industry, offered Aamir Khan the lead role in “Nayak – The Real Hero”. When he rejected, Anil Kapoor was signed as the protagonist.
  • Aamir was the first choice to play Shahrukh Khan’s character in Yash Chopra’s Darr.
  • Aamir was also the first choice to play Sanjay Dutt’s role in Lawrence D’Souza Saajan. The makers were keen on casting Salman and Aamir together, the later didn’t like his character, Dutt loved it and instantly agreed to be a part of the film.
  • Sooraj Barjatya’s Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, one of the biggest blockbusters in history, was offered to Aamir who failed to identify with the character of Prem. He didn’t find the script too appealing either.
  • Mansoor Khan first came to Aamir to play Shahrukh Khan’s character in Josh. Once again, Aamir didn’t find the script too interesting.
  • Aamir was approached for the role of Narendra Singh in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s 1942: A Love Story. Rejected!
  • Soon after the historic success of Lagaan, Ashutosh Gowariker wrote the Swades script with Aamir in mind. The actor didn’t like the script. Ashutosh then approached Hrithik Roshan, who rejected it too. A disappointed Gowariker then went to Shahrukh Khan, who loved the script and signed the film! While Swades didn’t work at the box office, it’s widely considered to be one of the best films of SRK’s career. He also won the Filmfare Best Actor award for his performance.
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Comments

ZeDi:  (March 14, 2013 at 9:01 pm)

superb work indicine

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Selfish:  (March 14, 2013 at 9:10 pm)

Aamir uniquely different

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RAJ:  (March 14, 2013 at 9:14 pm)

Well done Indicine.:)
But these facts are not new for me:(
Except that HAHK fact

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reena:  (March 14, 2013 at 9:14 pm)

Well researched, but one wrong fact. Aamir wasn’t offered SRK’s role in Josh, but that of Rahul.

Excerpt from Mansoon Khan’s interview

The casting of Josh was like a film itself, wasn’t it? All three Khans—Aamir, Salman and Shah Rukh — were attached with the project at one time.

Yeah, I wanted SRK as Max and Aamir for Rahul’s role. I had narrated the story to Aamir. Without my telling him what role I wanted him to play, he started wearing bandanas and wristbands. He thought he was playing Max. I went to SRK, who said no because he was sure that Aamir would be playing Max. Everyone wanted to play Max. Even Kajol, who I wanted for Shirley’s role, got up after the narration and said, “I want to play Max”. But I felt SRK would be the best Max. When I told Aamir this, he said, “If that’s the case, I’m not in the film.” Then I went to Salman who had date issues. Then my producer Ratan Jain took charge and said he’d speak to SRK. That was it. He agreed, even to play a brother to Aishwarya Rai.

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Joya:  (March 14, 2013 at 9:18 pm)

Amir khan is d best!

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rohit:  (March 14, 2013 at 9:21 pm)

From Wikipedia

Salman Khan was the original choice for the role of Max. However, he was forced to withdraw and Shahrukh Khan replaced him.

Aamir Khan was offered the role of Prakash but declined, saying he felt the role was too small compared to the role of Max.

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sachin11:  (March 14, 2013 at 9:36 pm)

Unlike several other actors, Aamir never agrees to do a film without a bound script – irrespective of the director or production house.
This makes Aamir khan unique and different from other stars bcoz other stars always looks for big production houses and big and established directors.
Everyone goes with the flow while Aamir goes against the flow.

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Sonu Shukla:  (March 14, 2013 at 9:51 pm)

Happy birthday You are The best thing ever happened fr Film Industry <3

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star:  (March 14, 2013 at 10:04 pm)

Wish our Saaman Bhai could learn something from Aamir and stop acting in crap films one after the other… Forget bound script, Saaman bhai doesnt know what is a script.. Sad..

and one more fact is our Saaman bhai can also solve the the Rubik’s cube in only 13..days.. hahaha

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Some1:  (March 14, 2013 at 10:10 pm)

Aamir Khan rocks.btw i was aware of most of the unknown fact listed here about Aamir.waiting for his all movies to break every possible record.

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JMo:  (March 14, 2013 at 10:10 pm)

This column should have been titled ‘Aamir Khan lesser-known facts!’ instead.

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Harsh soni:  (March 14, 2013 at 10:31 pm)

Indicine please publish the article of the films that hrithik roshan rejected..

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Anupama:  (March 14, 2013 at 10:39 pm)

Wow! Nice article. Really enjoyed reading it.

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RAJ:  (March 14, 2013 at 10:46 pm)

Today is Pi Day and also the birthday of einsten

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aditya:  (March 14, 2013 at 11:38 pm)

greatest actor of indian cinema….aamir khan…

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remotecontrol:  (March 15, 2013 at 12:06 am)

if he is script bound, why did he refuse successful movies either commercially or critically

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IMAM:  (March 15, 2013 at 12:45 am)

Thid is aamir! The great man
aamir and srk really pride of today’s bollywood

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thebhatta:  (March 15, 2013 at 6:46 am)

Soon after the historic success of Lagaan, Ashutosh Gowariker wrote the Swades script with Aamir in mind. The actor didn’t like the script. Ashutosh then approached Hrithik Roshan, who rejected it too. A disappointed Gowariker then went to Shahrukh Khan, who loved the script and signed the film!

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star:  (March 15, 2013 at 10:07 am)

@IMAM, well said bro.. truly aamir and SRK are the face of bollywood.

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hrithik:  (March 15, 2013 at 12:22 pm)

@star : Salman Khan doesn’t need a script to make
a film hit. His persona is enough for your self
proclaimed king to shiver & start stammering.
Lol… :D

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IMO:  (March 15, 2013 at 1:54 pm)

Aamir refused the role of Saajan because the director hadnt yet decided on who gets the girl.

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Deepu:  (March 15, 2013 at 4:49 pm)

The fact that Aamir Khan rejected Darr, Saajan, HAHK, 1942 A Love Story and did films like Daulat Ki Jung, Ishq, Mela, Baazi shows what a poor script sense he had before Lagaan happened to him! He also rejected Swades and did Mangal Pandey instead. Though both are commercially unsuccessful films, the former is a cult classic while the latter is a joke.

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Navin:  (March 15, 2013 at 5:11 pm)

@thebhatta Maybe I dont care what you getting at but I for one know that had Aamir or Hrithik done Swades then it would have been a Blockbuster. Even Ashutosh has regrets til this day as to why he went to Srk when Sunny or Saif would have been better suited to the role.
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rohit:  (March 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm)

@DEEPU.. you need to read this http://www.indicine.com/movies/bollywood/films-that-shahrukh-khan-rejected/

Shahrukh Khan rejected films like Munnabhai MBBS, 3 Idiots, Lagaan, Rang De Basanti, Robot, Jodha Akbar.

Salman Khan rejected films like Chak De India, it was written with him in mind. He was the first choice.

You see, actors reject films due to various reasons. Could also be because of date issues. You never know. So you cant blame Aamir.

All is well that ends well. Imagine if SRK had done Munnabhai or Jodha Akbar. He’d have been the worst choice.

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Ali Feroz:  (March 15, 2013 at 5:39 pm)

Awesome article!

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