By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Friday, October 26, 2007
Aamir Khan is not someone who puts his emotions on display. But according to an insider, “it"s very obvious that he is very unhappy about all the mud-slinging by his brother Faisal Khan and father Tahir Hussain in the media. On October 22, Aamir even cancelled a marketing meeting of his home production Taare Zameen Par at his office in Khar. Aamir is a planner and never cancels out on his appointments.
Hurt and withdrawn
Says a source from Aamir Khan Productions. “The marketing meeting scheduled to discuss promotional measures forTaare Zameen Par was cancelled because of his preoccupation with the ongoing controversy surrounding his brother Faisal. Aamir is hurt and has withdrawn into a shell. The family is going through a crisis and Aamir is firmly standing behind his mother and his sister Zeenat and Nikhat Khan who are claiming to get the custody of Faisal Khan.
The actor, who is known to be completely involved in every aspect of his films, pushed his meetings on the film because that"s not a priority right now. Aamir will never justify his actions in public but he is unhappy about being painted the villain."
The actor returned from Panchgani on Monday and was summoned yesterday to JJ Hospital for an interview by a panel of doctors. The source adds, “The doctors are interviewing the immediate family. Aamir is very upset with the way he"s been projected.
All he wanted to do was cure his brother but now the whole thing has taken a different spin." Allegations of Aamir trying to take away Faisal"s property has disturbed the actor deeply.
s Says the source, “Faisal has no property in his name. The only property that he can claim is his mother Zeenat"s flat along with his other siblings but right now his mom is alive, so there is no question of claiming anything."
Sources close to Aamir Khan Productions add that the reclusive star was very excited about interacting with the media on Taare Zameen Par. But in the wake of the Faisal episode, the actor has gone into his shell and it remains to be seen if he speaks to media at all. Aamir has also been cancelling his very popular blogs and online chats also which he had started as a ritual with his fans.
Aamir's message on aamirkhan.com
My apologies friends, but my current circumstances are such that I am unable to communicate with y'all in any meaningful way. Please bear with me as these are extraordinarily difficult times for me and my family.
Will write in soon, hopefully.