And Aamir's statement in this case wasn't intended to ridicule SRK which is apparent after reading the whole article. It was just his opinion and if he doesn't think that SRK is the King Khan then that's his opinion. As I have said above, I totally respect everyone's opinions, and there is no point in forcing your opinion on others.
No i don't agree only with this part of your very excellent defence of SRK . Aamir did mean to ridicule SRK , and anyone , even his ardent fans can detect it . He didn't just give his opinion , he rather jumped at the opportunity to ' give his opinion ' so that he could pull SRK down , even a child can sniff it . It is petty and he gave this opinion very pointedly . This thing has been going on for quite some time now .
I am not an SRK fan . I like Aamir's acting [ Im not his fan either , i just appreciate him bas .] But it is evident that Aamir does have an agenda against SRK . In my post , I didn't take sides and I still am not taking them as im not a fan of both .But facts r facts ..........he really doesn't speak innocently . He does make tongue in cheek comments on Shahrukh and yes , he does have a double standard attitude about awards . The dog thing..........whether his caretakers named it or him , did come from his side , and it is really rather disrespectful to mention such things in pulic about someone who has a standing in the industry and is a media figure . Again , purposefully saying in public that I never considered him King Khan etc is being purposefully vocal and pinching someone . This reflects very badly on Aamir who is such a fantastic actor and shows him as a jealous human being . It is not good for his image . People may get irritated if he puts his foot in his mouth once too often .
Sharukh , too , has his own insecurities and own faults but speaking strictttttly only about this Aamir Sharukh war , SRK retaliated most of the time , he didnt instigate it . In fact once , he took it rather sportingly [ I saw it on TV] and commented that if AAmir named the dog after him that is typically the sense of humor that he himself has and that he rather understands it and wud prefer not making a big deal of it . Now I am sure that had Amir or his caretakers named the dog Amitabh , MR B wd have not taken this so lightly . Not only this , the Salman KHan with whom AAmir goes around arm in Arm professing friendship and exchanging paintings , would not have perhaps taken it so sportingly if the dog was named Salman . Shahrukh really was rather maganimous about this .
I have seen SRK's insecurities too .........he aggressively campaigned for his Om Shanti Om and released it rather stubbornly on the very day Ranbir's debut Saawariya was being released and in his arrogant way defended himself by saying he plays to win and his priority is looking out for himself ..........not his exact words but words to this effect . Now Ranbir was just an upcoming boy and SRK a very big star .........and i remember feeling that time that this doesn't become SRK . But hey , its a cut throat industry so one shrugs . But in this Aamir SRK war , SRK really didn't instigate it. Aamir did .
When i see the Aamir SRK war , i remember a PHD friend of mine who once complained that IT computer professionals get paid much more than they deserve , whereas they , who slogged for the PHD and are the ones with the doctorate , have relatively lesser salaries compared to their high degrees . I always remem ber this jealousy when I see Aamir's jealousy about SRK . It is his realisation that he is honestly a far better actor than SRk who because he is an entertainer , gets a bigger fan following . awards and higher payment . Everything that SRK does I can do too yet he is pampered by the media , but can SRK do what I can do ?? It is so bloody unfair !!! Is the unasked Superiority complex question that comes across in every tongue in cheek remark of his .
Of course this is purely my opinion , my perception of the feud . Like I said in my earlier post , they r all pretty much alike . But I often note nowdays that SRK has mellowed down and is maturing much more compared to his youth.........he was brash in his comments and more arrogant back then and made statements without thinking . Nowadays he really handles the media very well and yes his flippancy is still there , but he is mellowing .
One more thing and this I cannot resist . About the Slumdog millionaire not touching him..........I sniffed jealousy there too . Had Taare zameen par gone to the Oscars , Im sure this same AAmir who shunned Fimfare functions wud have gone there to take the accolades . Slumdog is controversial , some feel that they sold Indias poverty while some feel it is a cool film , but ALL agree that it does touch a chord . Who wouldn't feel , seeing the halat of the slum children depicted so effectively by a Westerner ? So this ' Fails to touch me ' is again a rather jealous , snooty statement from Aamir Khan . Just as the pathetic condition of the misunderstood boy in his Taare Zameen Par touches us viewers , Slumdog too touches . Instead of being so obviously jealous , Aamir should focus on the factor that stopped Taare Zameen Par from getting nominated and make such a film in future that will indeed go to the Oscars minus that factor . Was it that Joker song ? Was it coz it wasnt in English ? Focus on that Aamir . You are just some steps away from that category !
And yes , all this is so unecessary .
Edited by koolsadhu1000 - 20 March 2009 at 10:02pm