No rift with Reema Kagti: Aamir Khan


By Hindustan Times

Aamir Khan is not amused with the recent controversy surrounding his next project, Talaash. The actor says, “Over the last few weeks, I have noticed that there have been some attempts to spread rumours about my film. Clearly, someone is not very happy with the way it is progressing, and I can assure you that ‘someone’ is not from our team.”

The actor’s anger stems from recent reports hinting at an argument between him and director Reema Kagti over some scenes in their upcoming film. Apparently, Aamir wasn’t happy with certain portions in the second half of the film, and wanted them re-shot. Reema purportedly refused to make any alterations, as a result of which a miffed Aamir said he would not be available to promote the film (after he finishes shooting for Dhoom 3 in Chicago). It was even said that the film’s release (set for November 30) might be pushed to 2013.

“All the reports are totally untrue and baseless. Our team is laughing at them. Internally, whether it’s Ritesh (Sidhwani), Farhan (Akhtar), Zoya (Akhtar), Reema or Aamir, they all know that the film has shaped up well and are happy with the end result,” says an insider close to Aamir. Touted to be a thriller, the film also stars Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukerji.

“Aamir is passionate about his films, but he would never interfere with a director’s vision. It’s amusing to read all this, as everyone knows how meticulous Aamir is with his plans. He wouldn’t ignore any of his projects,” adds the insider.

As it seems now, Talaash is on track and will release on the pre-decided date. “Reema, Farhan, Ritesh and I are very happy with the way Talaash has turned out, and I would like to clarify that our film is releasing as planned on November 30. There’s no change in that date,” insists Aamir. It seems all is well after all.

Aamir’s fight club?

*In 2007, Aamir hit headlines when he took over from director Amole Gupte for Taare Zameen Par after many reported spats. It became Aamir’s directorial debut venture.
*Peepli Live director Anusha Rizvi openly claimed that producer Aamir stole the limelight from the cast and crew during promotions.
*Aamir upset lyricist Javed Akhtar when he apparently said that actors make movie songs successful. Akhtar responded by saying, 'your so-called contribution is nothing but interference.'
*Reports emerged that Delhi Belly director Abhinay Deo was unhappy with Aamir’s interference, but Deo later insisted that the news was false.