I lured Mansoor out of his hiding place: Aamir Khan

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New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Aamir Khan is readying for his next release "Jaane Tu", which is the launch pad of his nephew Imran, and says the biggest news about the film is that it marks the return of his cousin Mansoor Khan.

"Yes, I finally managed to lure Mansoor out of his hiding place. When I took over as director of TZP ('Taare Zameen Par'), I needed a hands-on producer on 'Jaane Tu' so I requested Mansoor. To his credit, despite his reluctance he did not hesitate to step in," the Bollywood star writes in his blog site www.aamirkhan.com/blog.htm.

"I would like to think it was because of me, but I suspect it was because of Nasir (Hussain) sahab. Both Mansoor and I know that Nasir sahab would have wanted the two of us to stand by Imran at this important juncture in his career. So Mansoor makes a return, albeit as producer," he added about the director of such hits as "Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak" and "Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander".

After "Lagaan" and "Taare Zameen Par", "Jaane Tu" is Aamir Khan Productions' third release.

"I am keen to complete a hat trick. We completed our test screenings end of March. Rahman has almost finished the background score."

The first promos of the film hit the TV screens April 27 and Aamir says that the promos will be up on the film's website as well.

While "Jaane Tu" is the first film of Aamir's nephew, it also marks the directorial debut of well-known scriptwriter Abbas Tyrewala.

"Abbas, who is an established writer having written films like 'Munnabhai M.B.B.S', 'Maqbool' and 'Main Hoon Na' among others, has done a great job as a director. While I was busy with 'Taare...' he was doing 'Jaane Tu'. When I saw the completed film, it was an excellent translation on to screen of the script, which for me is the most important yardstick for any filmmaker."

Aamir doesn't believe in awards and is never seen at any such events, but he bent his rule for Lata Mangeshkar.

"For those of you who want me to accept awards, I received one on the 24th at the august hands of Lata Mangeshkar. This is an award that the hugely talented Mangeshkar family has instituted in the name of their father Dinanath Mangeshkar.

"It was indeed an honour to be felicitated by the Dinanath Mangeshkar Trust and to be in such august company as the other winners. Especially, since the only two male Hindi film actors to win this honour before me, if I'm not mistaken, are Dilip Kumar and Amitji (Amitabh Bachchan).

Aamir has also written about his injury on the sets of "Ghajini" and describes it as a boring accident.

"By now y'all must have heard various accounts of my injury so I won't bore you with one more - especially, since there is no particularly death defying moment in it. It was quite a boring injury, no anecdotal value or excitement whatsoever.

"I had injured the adductor muscle in my right thigh, which in layman terms means my inner thigh. There have been many more exciting injuries I have received in my career, but again let me spare you the gory details. Importantly, I'm recovering well and have restarted shooting with muscle supports and belts."

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