‘PK’ is the toughest role in my career, says Aamir


<PK>Out of the ‘Big 3’ of Bollywood stars, Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan’s films have been released already this year. Both ‘Kick’ and ‘Happy New Year’ has been big commercial successes while having mixed reviews from critics. Now all eyes are on Aamir Khan who is coming out with his highly anticipated film ‘PK’ on 19th December.

His last release ‘Dhoom 3’ was the highest Bollywood grosser of all time but it failed to evoke the kind of appreciation his earlier films have earned. But it looks like Aamir has a winner in his hands. The film is strong from all aspects. The responsibility of direction is in the able hands of Rajkumar Hirani, the man behind the cult ‘Munna Bhai’ movie series and the iconic ‘3 Idiots’.

The rest of the film cast is equally impressive with Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt, Sushant Singh Rajput and more. When it comes to the plot, it has been kept tightly under the wraps and even in the teaser there is no clear hint about the plot or Aamir Khan’s character. Then there is the unique poster campaign of the film. From the first nude poster of Aamir to all the later posters, all have helped to increase the buzz around ‘PK’. With so many interesting factors working in favour of the film, the hype around it is slowly growing and is expected to reach fever pitch before the release.    

Aamir himself is quite excited about the role. At a recent event, Aamir said, “I won't be sharing much details about 'PK'. But it is one of the best roles in my nearly 25-year-long career." Aamir also praised the director of the film, Raju Hirani, “For me, Raju (Hirani) is avval (best) director. He is very kind and good person." 

At the teaser launch event of the film on the occasion of Diwali, Aamir had said, “I have been acting for 25 years and I can divide my experiences into two parts – my entire career versus my experience working on this film. I learnt a lot while working on this film. There were many challenges and I would go so far as to say that this role has been the most challenging one to date.”

Aamir gave one example to hint at the kind of effort he had to put in the role, “My character doesn’t blink, so I had to practice that. We were working on my character, his look and how he behaves, and there was still something missing. One day, when we were at Mehboob, Vidhu saw one test and told me that I should repeat the shot without blinking. We loved the idea but I never thought that part would become so difficult.”