My parents were against me getting into films: Aamir Khan

Mumbai, March 24 Despite hailing from a film background, noted Bollywood actor-director Aamir Khan's parents were against his entering the filmdom.

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Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Despite hailing from a film background, noted Bollywood actor-director Aamir Khan's parents were against his entering the filmdom.

'My parents looked after us very well... we had a fairly sheltered life. I mean my parents were really against me getting into films. I come from a film family. My father and uncle were both filmmakers. And I faced hell at home. It was like there's no way you're getting into films,' Aamir Khan told CNN's special edition 'Talk Asia' to be aired Wednesday 6 p.m.

'But I don't usually listen to people. I just do what I feel like. And then when they realized... actually it was more because they were concerned for me, you know.

'Every parent is concerned for their children. And they had been through this line and this profession is so uncertain. You know one day you're up there, the next day you're nobody and it's a really harsh profession,' he added.

Aamir Khan is a son of renowned film producer Tahir Hussain. His uncle Nasir Hussain is also a film director.


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  • Posted on: 27 March 2009 at 6:02am-Preeti-

    so hee to went against his parents wish ...but he was lucky enough to get what he wanted

    all the best Aamir for ur future

  • Posted on: 25 March 2009 at 11:46pmblyton

    @musiclover: Who ever said we don''t GO to our parents when making a big decision? I am saying that we don''t have to always FOLLOW what they say, but sometimes listen to the voice of our heart too!

  • Posted on: 25 March 2009 at 8:43am-DulceMaria-

    He''s my rockstar for sureeeeeeeeeee, love u Aamir, u r an inspiration to me.

  • Posted on: 25 March 2009 at 5:15ammusic_l0ver036

    @hindu4lyf
    fot TZP it was not for him that got the nomination it was Darsheel and in fact Darsheel is a better actor than Amir. For Lagaan it was not just him that made the movie their were more actors that made it possible.
    Maybe his Parents knew how the film industries work and didnt want their son to make the mistake as they did. Amir just got lucky!!

    @blyton
    Hello that was a big decision for them as well as him to go to the movies so dont YOU go for help when your''e making a big decision your self!!!!

  • Posted on: 25 March 2009 at 1:56amReshabh

    haha !!! New Masala after SRK.

  • Posted on: 25 March 2009 at 1:14amblyton

    @musiclover: Parents don''t ALWAYS make the right choices for their children even when they have the purest intentions. If YOU always follow what your mummy-daddy tell you...all i can say is that you have no mind of your own.

    And as for calling him a bad actor.....it deserves only one comment.......D-UH!!!!!

  • Posted on: 24 March 2009 at 11:49pmcute_guy

    We would have unfortunate if Amir had listen to his parents.God is great.

  • Posted on: 24 March 2009 at 10:28pmkkrehan_

    ooops.... I mean listen to their parents.

  • Posted on: 24 March 2009 at 10:27pmkkrehan_

    Waise kaun apni parents ki sunta hai ?

    Children listen to their with a hesitance these days.Aamir is really good actor.

  • Posted on: 24 March 2009 at 9:17pmSuhanaSafar

    Wow...there are some haters here. Glad to see that fans as well though. :)

    I can respect people''s opinions if they say they like other actors more than Aamir or have problems with some of the statements he has made, but calling him a bad actor just shows that you don''t know what acting is.

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