Superstar Aamir Khan paid obeisance at the Golden Temple here on Saturday. Khan sat in the sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple and spent around 50 minutes listening to religious hymns sung by Sikh priests, an official of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) said. SGPC Chief Secretary Roop Singh remained with Khan in the marbled periphery of the Golden Temple.
Singh also briefed Khan about the Operation Blue Star carried out by army in 1984 to flush out the hiding militants from the Golden Temple complex, the official said. Khan is shooting for his upcoming film “Laal Singh Chaddha”.
He told Singh that he was feeling honoured to play a Sikh man in the film, which will release on Christmas 2020. An official remake of Tom Hanks’ 1994 feature “Forrest Gump”, the film is being directed by Advait Chandan. Kareena Kapoor Khan is playing the female lead. During the visit of Khan, SGPC officials were seen hovering around him to have a photograph with him.
The “Dangal” star posed for a group photograph with Singh and other officials of the SGPC. Khan visited Singh’s office where the SGPC chief secretary honoured the 54-year-old-actor with a set of Sikh religious books and woolen shawls.
Apart from this, Bollywood’s ‘Perfectionist’ Aamir Khan is back on board for Subhash Kapoor’s directorial venture and Gulshan Kumar’s biopic ‘Mogul’ after one year following the allegations of sexual misconduct against the director of the film.
In an exclusive talk with Hindustan Times, Aamir confirmed that he feels differently about things right now" and that's why he has decided to return to the project. He also said, "Well, Kiran and I were producing Mogul and I was acting in it. When we were doing the film, we did not know that there was a case against Mr Subhash Kapoor.
I believe it is a five- or six-year-old case. We are not too much in the media space, so I guess it slipped our attention’’. ‘’Last year, during the #MeToo movement, mention of this case came up.
That's when we got to know about it, and we were most disturbed. Kiran and I spoke about it at length. We were in a big dilemma for more than a week’’, he added.
On being asked, what made him change his mind, Aamir said, "I couldn’t sleep at night because I used to constantly feel that my actions have inadvertently caused a person, about whose guilt I have absolutely no idea, to lose his right to work and earn a livelihood’’. But now, Aamir has revised his decision and is looking forward to be part of the film.
The actor also revealed that he is not only producing the film, but is also acting in it. He will be seen playing the role of Gulshan Kumar in the biopic. Aamir also said that the role of Gulshan Kumar was earlier offered to Akshay Kumar and Varun Dhawan but it didn’t work out.
(With inputs from PTI)
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