At the PK trailer launch event last evening, Aamir Khan spoke about clashes between two big films and a lot more. A journalist also questioned Aamir on why the trailer of some of his films have released with a Shahrukh Khan film. Aamir spoke about how Shahrukh’s films benefit him, but the media has wrongly quoted Aamir and blown a genuine comment out of proportion.
Here’s exactly what Aamir told reporters yesterday.
Q: When your films release, there are other big films also scheduled at that time. But most of those films tend to make way for an Aamir Khan film, why is that?
Aamir: It happens with every big film. When a Salman, Shahrukh, Ajay, Hrithik film releases, films of all these big stars in the industry, we all try not to come at the same time. We try not to release our films on the same day, so that the audience don’t divide. This is common, every actor wants it (solo release). Even I don’t want to clash against anyone. It’s not like people run away from releasing their films with mine.
Q. Why does the trailer of your films usually release with a Shahrukh Khan film?
Aamir: (laughs) It’s just a coincidence. In the last 5 years, my films have been releasing during Christmas and Shahrukh’s films usually release during Diwali. I am happy about this. Because Shahrukh is such a big star, so popular, people love him so much.. that when his films release, we get that advantage. We can show our trailer with his film. Lakhs of people who come to watch his films, they also get an opportunity to watch our trailer. I am happy that we get advantage because of his films.