Bollywood’s Mr. Perfectionist aka actor Aamir Khan is celebrating his birthday today, and as he turns 54, he has decided to combine fun and work. Aamir, who has starred in countless movies and was last seen in Thugs Of Hindostan alongside Amitabh Bachchan, will as per reports be heading abroad after cutting his birthday cake with the media.
According to Mid-Day, Aamir, who holds the customary cake-cutting ceremony with the media at his Bandra home, is headed to Northern Ireland where he will be attending the ongoing Belfast Film Festival. The festival promotes a diverse and dynamic programme of film events and outreach activity throughout the year.
He will also reportedly be in conversation with Nasreen Munni Kabir, an India-born television producer, director and author based in the UK, on the 16th to discuss his body of work. Nasreen is best known for producing an annual season of Indian films for Britain’s Channel 4.
On the work front, Aamir was involved with production of Rubaru Roshni, a television film which he described as being very introspective in nature. The film revolves around the virtue of forgiveness and talks about the Khalistan movement, which was at its peak during 1984, and the November 2008 terror attack on Mumbai.
At a special screening of the film, which had been directed by Svati Chakravarty, Aamir, who was listed as the narrator, had spoken about how he came to agree to produce it.
“When Svati told me that I want to make a film on forgiveness, I said ‘I am on’, and that ‘we are producing it and you make it.’ That time, we didn’t know in which medium we will show it to the audience. I had no idea about whether we are going to release it theatrically or on digital platform, but I told Svati that ‘you must make this film’ and when it will be ready then, we will think of the medium,” NDTV had quoted him as saying then.
“When I saw the first cut of the film, it impacted me a lot and the first thought that came to my mind was that we hold grudge against someone over petty issues and in that situation, we hurt ourselves. In this film, we have shown people who have faced larger tragedies in their lives, but have been able to overcome them. It made me think about myself and all my relationships with people so, I found this film as very introspective in its nature,” he stated.
Rubaru Roshni was produced by Aamir and his wife Kiran Rao under the banner of Aamir Khan Productions.