Aamir Khan says his colleagues' good work makes him happy, and lavished praise on his contemporary Salman Khan, describing him as "powerhouse of star power". At a recent event in Delhi, Aamir was asked about the Khan rivalry between Salman, Shah Rukh Khan and himself. He said: "I can answer for myself. I don't have any negative thoughts about competition with anyone and I thank my ammi (mother) for it."
"It's not in my nature. I understand that there are people who think otherwise, but it's not in me to look at another person's work, and think, 'How come he did so well? How will I do as well?' I just don't feel like this."
"When I saw Sanju (Sanjay Dutt) in Munnabhai M.B.B.S. and Lage Raho Munnabhai, I was so happy with his work, or even when I saw Ranbir (Kapoor) in Barfi!," he added.
The 48-year-old, who is awaiting the release of action adventure film Dhoom 3 later this month, then went on to praise Salman's magic.
"Salman is my friend. He is a bigger star than me. When I see him in Dabangg, I feel very happy. Salman doesn't need to do anything. He is a powerhouse of star power."
"Woh sirf belt hilaata hai, chashme theek karta hai, and see his magic. I have no competitive feeling," said Aamir, who is known to be a meticulous method actor.
At the event, Aamir received a request to either perform a bit of tap dance that he has learnt for Dhoom 3 or to show his perfect body.
He did none.
Then pointing to the difference between himself and Salman, he quipped: "Salman would have done it both - tap dance and he would have shown his six-pack as well."
"I am a shy kind of person," he said.