What a transformation. It takes huge guts and packs of energy to transform from the average guy of Nikumbh Sir in Taare Zameen Par to a sculpted eight-pack macho in Ghajini, and then metamorphose into a fresh looking 20-year-old ‘small guy’ for 3 Idiots. This is not the work of an ordinary mind, but only possible to this Indian hero of the decade Aamir Khan.
“Everything lies in a powerful tool and that is our human brain and its mind set. I cannot explain how I managed the Ghajini body in just a year’s time or the 20-year-old look for 3 Idiots either. Of course, I applied myself to it. Many people do that daily but what I believe in is all my mental energies focused on this one desire, multiplying my efforts manifold,” Aamir Khan makes it simple.
Do what ever that makes you happy. Make those decisions which will never make you pressurized by any one. Aamir Khan quote a special incident from his life, “Even as a child, I was strong enough go for only those what made me really happy. When my mother resisted my decision to start working as an assistant in Bollywood at age 16, I told her I wasn’t stopping my education, I was just beginning it. I was always very clear about what I wanted.”
This last decade has seen Aamir Khan cross many milestones. The launch of his production house, his first directorial and production ventures, awards for acting, directing and movies, nomination for Oscars and some of his greatest successes, all happened this decade. What has the journey been like? His mantra of success is to do the hard work and result is all set to arrive on its own. Strive for excellence not for success.
“If I thought of success before the work, I would never have taken up any of my films, Lagaan, Dil Chahta Hai, Taare Zameen Par, Rang de Basanti, Mangal Pandey or 3 Idiots,” said Aamir Khan. I think Aamir Khan is the only actor in contemporary world cinema who walks into a role without the help of make-up and acting; he actually becomes it. That is why, Aamir Khan is the Indian hero of the decade.