Aamir claimed that all the professional decisions he has taken over the years have been absurd, and 3 Idiots is one of them. But why? Because he took the risk of playing a 22-year-old character when he is already 44. He said in an interview that it might be an idiotic decision but all his decisions so far have been idiotic.
He went on to say that people thought he was mad when he announced that he was making a film on dyslexia (Taare Zameen Par). It was an equally crazy decision to take up Rang De Basanti, as it was the fifth remake of Bhagat Singh. His much acclaimed film Lagaan, which represented Indian cinema at the Oscars, was no different. He thinks that it was a disastrous decision.
Ironically, all the mentioned films, which came out of idiotic decisions, were big hits. But what makes him take up films that he thinks idiotic or unsure? you may ask. Well, he just can"t help it. He said that none of his decisions have been practical.
The fact is that he dares to do something different and does what he enjoys, be it films or commercials. He said that he took the risk of playing a character much younger to his age in 3 Idiots because of its director Rajkumar Hirani, who he has been very keen to work with.
Well, we hope 3 Idiots too will become a big hit like his earlier films that came out of idiotic decisions.