Mr. Perfectionist is a no-nonsense humanitarian with achievements too massive to talk about in a line. It is enough to say that Aamir Khan is one of the most influential, talented and intelligent actors in the industry today. And with Dangal, he added yet another feather to his hat that already is much decorated.
Dangal saw Aamir as an indomitable and stubborn father who makes his daughters international wrestling champions. The enormous physical transformation he went through during the making of the film has been truly inspiring.
As we continue to be inspired by the Dangal star, let us take a look at the long journey and many transformations of Aamir Khan that helped the star evolve from a chocolate boy in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak to the ageing wrestler in Dangal.
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
A cult film, the film saw Aamir Khan in a romantic role playing a young boy who elopes in order to marry the girl of his choice. Consider how you know Aamir now. You're old, yes.
Andaz Apna Apna
Another film that has built a huge cult following over the years saw the actor play an over confident, money-chasing youth. The actor’s comic timing and portrayal of a street smart slacker still leave fans of the movie in splits almost 23 years after the movie was released .
Lagaan: Once Upon A Time in India
Patriotism and Cricket – Two things that bind Indians. Lagaan is definitely one of his best films till date. The ease and conviction with which Aamir played the role of Bhuvan is still fresh in everyone’s mind. Aamir, with his changed look and language in the film impress audiences all across.
Dil Chahta Hai
Within two months of Lagaan's release, Dil Chahta Hai hit the theaters. After watching him as the determined, responsible and smart Bhuvan in Lagaan, audiences were delighted to see him a carefree, zestful Akash in Dil Chahta Hai.
Rang De Basanti
The perfect blend of heroism, passion, friendship, patriotism layered with the typical Delhi swag, Rang De Basanti was a powerful commentary on use and misuse of power and politics. Aamir as the rebellious and audacious DJ shone.
Aamir Khan played an alien in PK and put in a lot of effort into his look and performance. Aamir not only kept his eyes wide open throughout the scenes but also learnt the correct Bhojpuri accent in addition to keeping his body as stiff as possible throughout the film. The character preparation did involve a lot of mental stress.