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Bollywood star Aamir Khan says he’s not a perfectionist

The actor says shooting Talaash was emotionally exhaustive


Bollywood star Aamir Khan, who played a cop struggling to cope with the death of his young son in ‘Talaash’, says the film was “emotionally exhaustive”.

“The role of ‘Talaash’ was tough. The loss of the son in the film was emotionally exhausting. I had to start shooting thinking something really traumatic as that would set my mood,” Khan told reporters today at an event organised by Microsoft India to felicitate winners of ‘Talaash’ contest. Khan said he had to go deep into the “space of loss” to step into the shoes of his character on the screen.

‘Talaash: The Answer Lies Within’ was a mystery film directed by Reema Kagti and produced by Excel Entertainment and Aamir Khan Productions, starring Khan, Rani Mukherjee, and Kareena Kapoor in the lead.

On often being dubbed as a “perfectionist” actor, Khan said he disagreed with the tag.

“I don’t think I am perfectionist. I don’t think there is any such thing in the creative business. I don’t consider myself perfectionist,” the actor said, adding that he gives his best when it comes to his characters. “I leave no stone unturned for any of my films,” he added.

Khan said he did not think much about being successful but enjoys doing his work. “I don’t know why I am successful so far. I don’t think about it. I just enjoy my work and give my best. I want to surprise and challenge myself. I want to give audience something new every time,” he said. Khan, known for experimenting with his looks, said he liked his get-up in films ‘Mangal Pandey’ and ‘Ghajini’.