There was talk within the trade that Aamir Khan’s Dangal is a ‘non-commercial’ film that wouldn’t take full advantage of a big release period like Christmas.
However, the actor has clarified that most of his films, apart from Fanaa, Ghajini and Dhoom 3, were in fact off-beat films that did outstanding business at the box office.
“Most of my films are not very commercial. Apart from Fanaa, Dhoom 3, Ghajini.. most of my films like Lagaan, Dil Chahta Hai, Rang De Basanti, Taare Zameen Par or PK.. all were very different and all did big business. In the same way, Dangal is also a very different film. I am very excited about it, the story is amazing”
Aamir also said that he doesn’t do films looking at commercial viability.
“I don’t think of the commercial aspects, I do films because I like them” he said.
When asked about the rest of the ‘Dangal’ star cast, Aamir said that getting the casting right would be crucial for the film
“Casting is still in progress. Getting the casting right will be very important for the film.”
Dangal is a story about a father’s relationship with his two daughters. The film releases during the Christmas weekend in 2016.