KOLKATA: Claiming that he has read Maulana Azad’s books, Aamir Khan said it is his dream to make a film on his great grand uncle Maulana Abul Kalam Azad someday.
“I hope that someday I will be able to use my art to make a film on his life. It is my dream to do that. I wish I had met him, known him. I have read his books drinking in every word,” Khan said after the inauguration of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival in Kolkata.
He further added that Azad had an extremely progressive and fertile mind.
Sitaram Sharma, chairman of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, said that full support would be given to the actor-producer for his film.
Reminiscing what Maulana Abul Kalam Azad told his uncle and director Naseer Khan, the actor further said, “had Naseer not got support from Azad, he would never have been in the film industry.”
“My father came into films because of my uncle. Had my father not been into films, probably I would have been somewhere else today,” he further said.
“Just do what your heart says,” was the message Azad had given to his uncle and director Naseer Khan when he wanted to make films. Aamir said and ironically this was the message of his super successful film 3 Idiots too.