Showbiz pays on basis of stardom, not gender: Aamir Khan

To Amitabh Bachchan A Blockbuster Birthday Wish From'Biggest Fan Aamir Khan

To Amitabh Bachchan A Blockbuster Birthday Wish From'Biggest Fan Aamir Khan

With his 2016 release Dangal, Aamir Khan explored the lives of the Commonwealth Games Champion Phogat Sisters and the story of their rise to success on the silver screen.

Aamir Khan plays a rather interesting character in his next film Secret Superstar. As the video plays, Aamir says, "Friends this is Shakti Kumaarr's first Youtube video and I am dedicating this to the secret superstar (Zaira Wasim) whom I have launched, presenting to you my new song which I have just recorded yesterday Brand new". Zaira and Aamir had a great time interacting with the media and audience and talked about their upcoming film. "That is what we describe as stardom". I haven't charged a fee for the last ten films.

In reply to a question asking which genre is he particularly interested in, Aamir said, "Different genres excite me". Speaking to news agency PTI, Aamir said: "Anyone who has the ability to fill seats gets a bigger share in the fee. I decided that I should do it and not be afraid of anything", the actor, known for his perfectionism, said.

He believes gender is immaterial as long as people come with the required talent. "So the day she (Zaira Wasim who has acted with him in both films) will be able to fill more seats then me I won't mind her getting a bigger paycheck than mine". Now the work that I do is equal to any other actor and the length of the role is not important.

"Unfortunately, what has happened is that most of our stars are male". I am someone who strongly believes in equality whether you are man or a woman. I strongly feel all the people in the creative team are contributing equally and should be paid equally. Even as kids, we are told stories where gender roles are predefined.

Produced by Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao under the banner name of Aamir Khan Productions, Zee Studios, and Akash Chawla, the flick is slated to release on October 19.

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