Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Movies
1-min read

Vishal Bhardwaj on Bollywood Superstars: Aamir Khan is the Only Daring Actor

Bhardwaj believes that unlike most actors, Aamir knows his age and works accordingly.


Updated:October 29, 2018, 8:47 AM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
Vishal Bhardwaj on Bollywood Superstars: Aamir Khan is the Only Daring Actor
A file photo of Vishal Bhardwaj.

Though Vishal Bhardwaj says superstars are taking risks more than ever before by experimenting with films, however, for him, Aamir Khan is the only daring actor.

The filmmaker, who has worked with Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor in the past, says he needs an apt story to collaborate with top actors. “I want to work with superstars. I approach them. If there would have been some response, they would have been in some film of mine. But they aren’t there. There has to be a right subject.

“They are taking risk today and it is good sign for our cinema. Aamir Khan is the only daring actor. He transformed amazingly for Dangal. He admits and acknowledges his age and works accordingly,” Bhardwaj said.

He is happy with the rave reviews his latest directorial venture Pataaka — featuring relatively new faces like Sanya Malhotra and Radhika Madan, received. The director acknowledges he has his own set of audience which enjoys watching his kind of cinema. “I have a small or limited audience but I make films to cater to everyone. I would want everybody to watch my films but that doesn’t happen. So you don’t know your audience. And the day you come to know about this, you are finished. For me, it is always about the story I want to convey to people.”

There has been speculation that Bhardwaj, 53, is set to adapt a book for Netflix. “Big filmmakers will be coming there. Things are shifting. If you want to watch a spectacle then watch on the big screen. If you want to watch content then digital is the best medium,” he says.

His next film was set to bring together Piku actors - Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone on screen in a gritty drama reportedly titled Sapna Didi. The film is on hold due to Irrfan’s health. The actor is likely to return to India after Diwali, but Bhardwaj believes the Hindi Medium star might not begin work immediately. “We will start work on our film next year maybe,” he says. The critically-acclaimed filmmaker is part of the international jury of the 20th edition of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.

Follow @News18Movies for more.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results