Now, we can see that Aamir Khan has always done something which was never done before; when "Taare Zameen Par" and "3 Idiots" came no one would have thought that a movie will be made on this subject. Both the films focused on the problems of young kids. When I heard the story of "Dangal", I thought I have to do this film. I am 52. So, there is less difference between us. "We are showcasing women characters, their stories and their problems", Aamir says.
And the reverse has rarely ever been seen on the silver screen, mostly because audience wants to see male actors as members of the youth even when they've crossed 50 ─ something that concerned Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan as he played a 55-year-old Mahavir in Dangal.
He believes things are changing behind the camera too. Speaking to news agency PTI, Aamir said: "Anyone who has the ability to fill seats gets a bigger share in the fee". There has to be a paradigm shift in that. The makers released a new song from this film starring Zaira Wasim and Aamir Khan and the fans love this strangely catchy song. "We have equal status, in terms of gender, when it comes to a film crew". Reportedly, "Dangal" is the first Indian movie in the history of film's trade business to near the Rs 2000 crore mark worldwide. And that is assuming the fact that the film makes a profit. I follow the oldest method of asking for money in performing arts.
In an interview with NDTV, Aamir said, "It's very important for me to trust the director". What I am doing is equal to any other actor. "There are only two people, who can be valued a little higher - the director and the writer", he said. His role is that of a music director named Shakti Kumarr, who is past his career prime. "But, if you benefit me as a producer I am ready to pay you more".
"Unfortunately, what has happened is that most of our stars are male". Adventure stories are always about boys who have leadership qualities and are the saviours. "There is no question about it", Aamir said.