Otherwise known for his discerning nature and an eye for perfection, star-actor Aamir Khan startled hundreds of students and teaching faculty of Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (‘SIMC’-Pune) when he made an ‘unscheduled surprise guest appearance’ at their recent in-house event. Participating proactively in a panel discussion on ‘regional cinema’ , the charismatic Aamir vented his extempore thoughts.
“It’s amazing that we have a country that makes movies in all different Southside vibrant regional languages. There was a time when there was a slump in in Marathi cinema, but slowly even that is coming up. Punjabi cinema has come up a lot in the last few years. The kind of films you make is relevant, not the language. Cinema has got no language. I’ve watched films from different parts of the world and don’t know the language but still understand the films. The fact that we’re growing in our own regional cinema is a great thing,” shrugged the Khan amidst applause.
The other articulate panel speakers also included the National Award winning composer duo Ajay-Atul, multiple National Award winning Assamese film director Jahnu Barua, eminent actress Vibhawari Deshpande, academician Dr S V Srinivas, National Award winner producer Nishant Roy Bombarde--also an alumnus of ‘SIMC’. Incidentally, Aamir was at the aesthetically laid-out scenic ‘Symbiosis’--Lavale campus, with his ‘Dangal co-stars Fatima Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra.