Mumbai: That Aamir Khan is head-over-heels in love with his wife of 12 years Kiran Rao is known to all. Not only is this pair successful as film producers (they jointly run Aamir Khan Productions’) but are also hands-on parents to baby boy Azad Khan.
So, when a bunch of awestruck journalists hounded the power couple to perform a duet song at the trailer launch of his upcoming production venture 'Secret Superstar' (in which he acts, too) on Wednesday, Aamir gave in to peer pressure and Kiran had to join him later. The song, on popular demand, was ‘Aati Kya Khandala’ from the superstar’s 1998 cult film ‘Ghulam.’
In an attempt to expose his director wife’s singing talent to the world, Aamir tricked Kiran into believing that he remembers the lyrics of ‘Tufaan Aalaya’, the theme song of his NGO Paani Foundation.
When she asked him to sing along, he replied, “I don’t remember the lyrics. I said ‘yes’ so that you would sing (laughs).”
“Kitna achha gaati hain, naa? (She sings so well, isn’t it?) ,” Aamir asked.
But when it came to duet, the journalists wanted them to sing ‘Aati Kya Khandala’ and they happily obliged.
During this fun-filled chat the superstar also revealed that his wife is an excellent actress and that he begged her to act in her directorial debut ‘Dhobi Ghat’.
He said, “She is a brilliant actress and I asked her to play the role of Yasmin (the character who talks to the camera and eventually commits suicide) because she used to rehearse her (the character’s) lines so beautifully. I told her, you will have to direct yourself and read the lines looking at the camera. But she said ‘I want to direct the film’.”
Kiran, too, admitted that she is interested in theatre and would love to join theatre once she retires as a director. As far as acting is concerned, she has a ‘never say never’ attitude and will take up the challenge if a good offer comes her way.
Aamir constantly praising his wife’s different talents in public shows that despite being married for so long, love is definitely not lost between these two. Touchwood!...