Bollywood's own Mr Perfectionist, Aamir Khan said it's his dream to conceive a film on the legendary life of the great leader, Maulana Abdul kalam Azad. The interesting fact about Aamir, which even most fans don't know is that he is a great grand nephew of Azad, the nationalist muslim scholar.
While inaugurating Apeejay Kolkata Literary Fest 2014, Aamir revealed his wish of making a film on Azad. He said, "I hope that someday I can use my capabilities, and through the art form that I practice, to make a film on Maulana Azad. It's a dream to bring his life to a larger populace of India."
The perfect Khan also wished he had seen his freedom fighter great grandfather, who played a key role in developing a secular attitude in country's highest power circles. He was a minister of education in Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's rule, from 1947 to 1958.Aamir also revealed that he is amazed by the predictions made by Azad a year before independence. The predictions are about the partition of sub continent and Bangladesh Liberation War.
Apeejay Kolkata Literary Fest 2014, concluding on Jan 13, will reflect and celebrate the secular views of Azad this year. Aamir Khan, who is basking in the dream success of Dhoom 3, is seen delivering a special address on Azad's secular ideas and foresight at the inaugural session of the festival.