Its my dream to adapt the epic Mahabharata into a movie: Aamir Khan

Added by harini on Dec 08, 2012

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, who is known for making movies from different genres and always taking risks, said that it’s been his life long dream to adapt the epic tale of ‘Mahabharata’. But being a perfectionist the actor is scared that the project would consume 20 years of his life.

“I want to make the Mahabharata. It's my dream and a nightmare too. It will take 20 years of my life to work on such a subject. I am apprehensive about it because people complain that I take three years to make a film,” said Aamir Khan during Agenda Aaj Tak's session.

“I actually wanted to play Karna because he is my favorite. But I feel, I don't fit into the character because he was a six feet five inches warrior. So, I think I will be best suited for Krishna's character. My mom used to call me Krishna when I was a kid and like him, I was also surrounded by girls,” he added.

The actor, who has always been involved in social issues and recently created the show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ to highlight social issues and raise money for various causes, said that he sees raising awareness on various issues as his social responsibility.

“Being an entertainer or a creative person, it's my social responsibility to build the social fabric and a grace in the society. I am not a political person because I have no interest in politics. I strongly feel that I should contribute for a social change through my craft,” he said.

Recently, a person who had come on Aamir Khan’s show and raised his voice against honor killing was murdered by his family members. The actor expressed his grief for this act but said this won’t stop him from going ahead with the second season of his show.

“My good wishes will always be with him and wife. But with this, I haven't lost my hope to do something for my society. I will definitely bring the second season of the show,” he concluded.

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