Aamir, the collector

Aamir Khan has confessed he keeps the costumes of all the characters he plays in films, even the clapboards.

The actor has kept the costumes of Rancho, the character he essayed in 3 Idiots, as well as the clapboards, as he has done for all his films.

“On the last day of the shoot, I collect the clapboards and even the costumes,” Aamir told reporters at the DVD launch of 3 Idiots.

Asked if he would produce Marathi films, he said: “I would be happy to produce Marathi films. The story and script should touch my heart. Language is not the problem. I would love to produce Gujarati, Bhojpuri. The beauty of our country is that we have around 22 languages and in every language we make films and there are television channels in every language, which you won’t find anywhere else. I would be happy to make films in other languages also.”

The superstar said he wished he could have shown 3 Idiots to his favourite directors. “Guru Dutt, Mehboobji and Raj Kapoor, I would have liked them to see this film (3 Idiots),” Aamir said.

The actor maintains that every film is a collective effort and the key person is the director of the film. “One thing that all should remember is that the main thing of a film is the collective effort, and the most important person of a film, is the director. Till now if so many of my films have become successful, its bigger share of credit goes to the director.

“Like in 3 Idiots, Raju (Rajkumar Hirani), Abhijat (Joshi) have a huge contribution, after that we all have put in our best, that’s why you liked 3 Idiots so much. So I don’t solely take the credit behind the success of the film, it’s a collective effort of every single person associated with the film.”

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