Actor Darsheel Safary, who rose to fame as a child artist in Taare Zameen Par, recently recalled his experience working with Aamir Khan. In an interview, Darsheel said that Aamir was like a ‘father figure’ to him, adding that he was also ‘afraid’ of the star at times. Darsheel also spoke about the memorable moments he spent with Aamir and how the star once cooked Jain food for him.
Speaking to Quint Neon, Darsheel said: “He was like a father figure on set. I was scared shitless of him. (I knew) if I went out of my way a little bit I’d get yelled at but I never got shouted at.” Then he added, “I am a Jain so he cooked special Jain food for me and we played cricket on his lawn. He took me on his team and I still feel warm about it because I don’t think anyone would ever take me on their team.” Darsheel also mentioned the difficulty he had in convincing his parents to let him make the film.He also recalled how Aamir Khan had once come to school to get permission for him.
Darsheel will soon make his comeback with a short film Big A small a, which will be released on Amazon Mini TV. The film also has Revathi Pillai in the lead.
Aamir Khan recently announced a break from acting. His last film Laal Singh Chaddha failed to perform at the box office and the actor has kept a low profile since then. Speaking at an event recently in Delhi, Aamir said he was supposed to shoot for Champions after Laal Singh Chaddha, but instead decided to take a break from films.
“When I make a film as an actor, I get so lost in it and nothing else happens in my life. That’s why I decided to take a break. I want to be with my family. With my mother, with my children. I feel that I have worked for 35 years and I feel that I have been single-mindedly focused on my films and it is not fair to the people who are close to me,” he said. However, he will be seen in a cameo in Kajol’s film, Salaam Venky.