In Bollywood, it is quite common for films to get delayed and this adversely affects their chance to do well at the movies. Now, filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has written in his autobiography that Aamir Khan was crucial to Rang De Basanti’s timely completion. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s autobiography is titled The Stranger In The Mirror and is co-written by Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta.
“Aamir is a visionary and understands everything that is going wrong or right with the creative process. Sometimes, tough decisions like ‘let’s shoot for 10 more days’ became easy because Aamir backed the need to do it. Also, he had no ego about whose scene it was. If the scene belonged to the other boys, he would happily stay in the background because the film’s narrative was the Bible that could not be tampered with. Aamir’s cinematic understanding remains unparalleled in our industry. Without his nod, RDB would have been another dreamer’s script gathering the dust of apathy and inertia,” he wrote in his book, according to The Quint.
“While signing on the dotted line, Aamir included a clause, which was the reason I ended up making the movie on time in the first place. Here’s an example: ‘If my fee is 4 crore and you don’t pay me on time, then you’ll have to pay me 8 crore for defaulting,’ he had said. I had never even seen 8 crores till then,” he added.
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