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Exclusive: Aamir Khan On Lagaan’s Making, The Oscars Loss And How Ex-Wife Reena Deserves Credit For The Film


It’s
been
20
years
of

Lagaan

and
extra
than
37
years
of
the
man
in
the
trade.
But
Aamir
Khan
is
humble

as
ordinary.
In
an
unique
interplay
with
the
media
whereas
reminiscing
about

Lagaan
,
the
actor-filmmaker
was
in
a
relaxed
temper
on
a
Sunday
afternoon,
cheerful
and
up
for
some
informal
banter.
He
was
taking
the
movie’s
success
and
landmark
12 months
so
coolly.
After
all,

Lagaan


the
first
movie
of
Aamir
Khan
Productions
Limited
and
the
actor’s
first
movie
to
be
nominated
at
the
Oscar
Awards

is
one thing
he
holds
dearly
to
his
coronary heart.

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But
Aamir,
as
all the time,
wore
his
coronary heart
on
his
sleeve
whereas
speaking
about
it,
chatting
us
up
and
playfully
asking
if
his
smoking
pipe
bothered
us
(in
on-line
mode!).
Excerpts
from
the
chat
about
20
years
of

Lagaan

with

Aamir
Khan
,
which

Filmibeat

was
a
half
of.
The
actor-filmmaker
talks
about
the
making
of

Lagaan
,
the
Oscars
loss
which
is
truly
a
achieve,
and
the
cult
standing
achieved
by
the
movie.
Aamir
additionally
appreciated
his
ex-wife
Reena
Dutta
and
his
director
Ashutosh
Gowariker
for
the
making
of
the
movie.

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Aamir Khan on Lagaan


On
What
About

Lagaan

Has
Stayed
With
Him

Aamir
Khan
gave
full
credit score
to
his
ex-wife
Reena
Dutta
in
how
she
dealt with
the
manufacturing
of

Lagaan
,
even
as
a
first-time
producer.
He
stated
that
he
requested
for
her
assist
in
the
making
of
the
movie,
as
he
could not
deal with
the whole lot
alone.
On
being
requested
the
one
factor
about

Lagaan

that
has
stayed
with
him,
Aamir
Khan
stated
that
“virtually
the whole lot
has
stayed
with
me.
The
one
factor
that
stays
with
me
is
the
manner
Reena
dealt with
the
movie.
She
had
no
understanding
of
cinema
till
then.
Though
she
was
married
to
me
for
a
quantity
of
years,
she
was
not

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in
movies
and
did not
know
something
about
filmmaking.”

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Aamir Khan and Gracy Singh in Lagaan

So
how
did
Reena
be a part of
in
as
a
producer?

“So
when
I
requested
her
for
assist,
as
somebody
who
I
can
belief
fully
and
rely
on,
she
was
very
sporting
and
she
stated,
Theek
hai
,
I’ll
be taught’.

Usne

I’ll
be taught

kya
bola
ke
usne
pura
hee
sikh
liya
.
(She
learnt
the whole lot!)
She
went
and
met
Subhash
Ghai,
she
met
Manmohan
Shetty
and
requested
him
to
present
how
a
sound
unfavourable
seems to be,
what
is
processing
and
printing,
and many others.
She
met
producers,
administrators,
technicians,
and
learnt
what
is
filmmaking.
I
had
instructed
her,
‘I’m
not
gonna
inform
you
something.
You
be taught
on
your
personal’.
So
she
learnt
on
her
personal,
cracked
it
and
produced
a
movie.
Now
that
is
one thing
that
I’ll
bear in mind
all
my
life.
How
for
one
individual
who’s
fully
from
one other
area
to
enter
movies
and
take
management
at
such
a
degree,
it
was
very
outstanding.
That’s
one
of
my
massive
reminiscences.
I
nonetheless
surprise
how
she
has
finished
that.”


Three
Production
Processes
Aamir
Khan
Brought
Back
With

Lagaan

Aamir
Khan
induced
a
revolution
in
how
movies
are
made
in
India,
with
the
three
processes
he
started
or
introduced
again
with

Lagaan
.
These
processes
have
now
change into
the
norm,
however
it
was
troublesome
for
Aamir
to
implement
them
at
first.
He
revealed
that
his
shut
mates
and
filmmakers
Karan
Johar
and
Aditya
Chopra
had
suggested
him
towards
these
three
issues,
since
they
knew

Lagaan

was
the
first
movie
of
Aamir
Khan
Productions
and
a
very
bold
one
at
that.

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But
Aamir
went
forward
anyway.
In
truth,
he’d
been
wanting
to
introduce
these
processes
5
years
earlier than

Lagaan
,
he
defined,
however
that
his
administrators
refused
his
request.
The
three
processes
are:

Rachel Shelley and Aamir Khan in Lagaan

1.

Sync
sound
,
which
was
used
in
traditional
cinema,
so
that
the
trouble
of
recreating
an
superb
scene
in
dubbing
is
eliminated.

2.

Shooting
a
movie
in
a
single
schedule
,
a lot
like
smaller
movies
are
brief
movies
are
made.
3.

First
AD
(assistant
director)
system
on
set
,
which
made
the
course of
of
capturing
smoother
and
extra
organised.

“Shooting
in
sync
sound
and
in
one
schedule
has
dramatically
modified
my
life
as
an
actor.
I
can
now
work
on
my
character.
Being
a
producer
has
helped
me
as
an
actor
as a result of
of
the
processes
I
introduced
in,”
revealed
Aamir.


Lagaan

At
The
Oscars

Was
It
Disappointing
Not
To
Win?

Aamir Khan in Lagaan


Lagaan

was
nominated
at
the
Oscar
Awards
and
managed
to
attain
the
Top
5
in
the
Best
Foreign
Language
Film
class.
Was
it
disappointing
that
it
did not
win
the
Academy
Award
that
12 months?
Getting
considerate,
Aamir
patiently
defined
how
it
was
disappointing
however
to
attain
the
Top
5
itself
was
a
massive
achievement.

“Of
course,
it
was
disappointing.
We
would
have
preferred
to
win.
A
lot
of
individuals
have
requested
me
what
might
we
have
finished
otherwise
in

Lagaan

for
it
to
win
at
the
Oscars

‘Was
it
as a result of
it
had
songs?
Or
it
was
so
lengthy?’,
and many others.
But
what
individuals
want
to
perceive
is
that
at
the
Oscars,
it
is
such
a
troublesome
course of
to
get
nominated.
If
you
are
nominated,
it
means
that
individuals
a
big
share
of
the
jury
members
have
beloved
your
movie
and
beloved
it
so
a lot
that
you
are
in
the
prime
5.”

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“In
LA,
they
think about
that
if
you
are
a
nominee,
you
are
all
at
the
end
line.
All
are
equally
good
and
then
one
individual
is
instructed
that
you
can
take
a
step
forward

who
turns into
the
winner…so
what
we
failed
to
recognize
is
that
the
members
in
the
Foreign
Language
committee
truly
beloved
our
movie.
That
means
there
was
nothing
incorrect
with

Lagaan
.
All
elements
had been
beloved
and
solely
then
you
acquired
nominated.
The
movie
was
extremely
appreciated,”
he
defined.


On
Award
Ceremonies
And
Not
Taking
Awards
Seriously

Lagaan cast

Having
stated
that,
Aamir
Khan
went
on
to
reiterate
his
stance
on
award
ceremonies.
“The
different
factor
that
I
need
to
say
is
about
award
ceremonies

I
assume
y’all
know
my
stance
on
it.
Let
me
elaborate
a
li’l
bit.
You
can’t
examine
movies.
How
can
you
examine

Lagaan

and,
let’s
say,

Dangal
?
So,
do not
take
awards
so
significantly.
This
is
what
my
rule
has
been
in
life.
Both

Dangal

and

Lagaan

are
good,
and
if
they
had
been
made
in
the
similar
12 months,
solely
one
would’ve
received.
That
would not
imply
the
different
movie
is
much less.
It
simply
means
that
this
jury
discovered
this
one
higher.
In
sports activities
awards,
there
is
no
subjectivity

both
you
bounce
the
highest
or
not.
It
is
not
the
similar
in
cinema.
No
two
individuals
like
the
similar
factor.
In
sports activities,
the
winner
is
truly
the
winner.”

So
then
why
give
so
a lot
significance
to
the
Oscars?
Team

Lagaan

was
in
LA
for
the
lobbying
earlier than
the
ceremony.
“One,
it is
as a result of
of
the
processes
they
comply with.
And
two,
it is
as a result of
of
the
window
of
alternative
it
provides
to
your
market.
Because

Lagaan

was
nominated,
so
many
individuals
round
the
world
needed
to
watch
it.
It
provides
an
alternative
to
improve
your
viewers.
That’s
how
I
look
at
it.
Winning
or
shedding
at
awards
is
not
as
necessary
as
whether or not
the
viewers
likes
your
movie
or
not.

Isse
bada
award
koi
nahin
hain

(No
larger
award
than
the
viewers
liking
your
movie).”
We
agree!


On

Lagaan
‘s
Cult
Status

Lagaan poster

Everyone
is
curious
to
know
if
Aamir
Khan
had
an
instinct
that

Lagaan

would
attain
a
cult
standing.
To
which,
Aamir
stated,
“When
we
had been
making
it,
we
had
no
concept.
We
all
beloved
the
script
by
Ashutosh
Gowariker
and
we
had been
emotionally
invested
in
it.
So,
we
had been
simply
making an attempt
our
degree
greatest
to
do
it
proper.

Humko
koi

concept

nahin
tha
ke
ye
acchi
banegi
aur
bahot

widespread

hogi
.

Aaj
bees
saal
baad
bhi
hum
uske
baare
mein
baat
kar
rahe
hai,
lekin
voh
humko
kahaan
pata
tha
.
(We
had
no
concept
that
it
will
be
a
good
movie
and
change into
so
widespread.
Today
we’re
nonetheless
speaking
about
it,
20
years
later).”

Aamir
Khan
went
on
to
say
one thing
insightful
about
making
movies.
He
shared,
“My
uncle
Nasir
Hussain
Sa’ab
(the
producer)
used
to
say,
Ek
acchi

movie,

voh
hum
banatey
nahin
hai,
voh
ban
jaati
hai
.
(We
do not
make
a
good
movie,
the
movie
makes
itself.)

Aap
koi
bole
dubaara
banao
toh
aap
shaayad
khud
nahin
bana
paaoge
.
(You
will not
be
in a position
to
make
it
once more.)
He
had
a
very
good
manner
of
placing
it
that
y’know,
generally
issues
occur.
So,
we
all the time
strive
our
greatest
and
generally
issues
occur
and
they
go
effectively.”

“I
assume

Lagaan

was
as soon as
such
movie
the place
issues
felt
in
the
proper
place.
All
of
us
had been
very
excited
when
we
made
the
movie.
I
can
inform
you
this
with
all
honesty
that
everybody
concerned
in
the
movie
was
emotionally
invested
in
it.
That
I
can
say
with
full
confidence.
So,
generally
that
emotion
springs
up
and

kuch
ban
jaata
hai
usse
.
But
of
course,
the
massive
credit score
of
how
the
movie
has
turned
out
goes
to
Ashutosh.
He
was
the
lead
author
alongside
with
two
different
writers,
and
he
additionally
directed
it.
And
I
assume
he
did
a
actually
fantastic
job.”


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