Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan will be seen together in one frame for the first time in Vijay Krishna Acharya's Thugs Of Hindostan. Earlier, Aamir had mentioned about how it was a dream come true for him to work with Bollywood's megastar Amitabh Bachchan. Recently when we caught up with the 'Thugs Of Hindostan' actor for a quick chat, the actor revealed that while he was excited to work with Big B, he was equally nervous to face him.
To calm down the jitters, guess whom did you seek help from? None other than his good friend, Shahrukh Khan.
Big B Has A Very Dry Sense Of Humour
Aamir said, "He has a very dry sense of humour. So you don't know whether he is joking or he is serious. He says something and then you think should I laugh or not laugh. But if I laugh and it turns out to be something that was not supposed to be a laughed at, then it will be a problem. So it takes time to understand if he is serious or joking."
He Took Tips From Shahrukh On How To Smoke In Front Of Amitabh Bachchan
Aamir further revealed that he spoke to his good friend Shahrukh Khan to overcome his anxiousness. Since SRK has worked with Big B n multiple films and shares a warm bond, Aamir took his help.
'I Asked Shahrukh If He Smoked In Front Of Amit Sir'
Aamir recalled, "I asked Shah that does he smoke in front of Amit sir. I didn't want to offend him by my actions so wanted to be sure. While SRK shared he does, he also said that he had never asked if Amit sir was comfortable. So I was in two minds."
SRK's Suggestion To Aamir
"Shah advised me to start out by smoking far from him. And then every day get a little closer towards him. That way I would know if he minds," Aamir further narrated.
Things Got Funnier When Big B Came To Know About SRK-Aamir's Conversation
"So one day when we were shooting in Malta, after shooting, I went to Amit ji's room and said, "Sir, what should we do?" Then I said, "Sir, let's go for a movie." He looked at me. He asked me which one. So I told him we will go to the theatre and see which one is running. He said, "We have to call for a car." We have sent the cars back as we have packed up. So I told him it's close by, we can go walking. Again he looked at me. Then he said, "We have to call for security." I was like, "I am there no, I am the security." So very sportingly he agreed and said, "Okay, let's go." Fatima, Amit ji and I walked to the theatre, it was just ten minutes away. While we were going there, he asked me,
"Aamir I heard you met Shah Rukh, and that you were asking Shah Rukh if you can smoke in front of me?" I was like, "Sir, who told you this?" He said he met Avinash and he told him. He was most amused. So I said, "So sir what's your answer?" So he said, "No, no you can smoke in front of me but it's not good for your health." So I asked, "Sir, did you smoke?" He said, "Yes, I used to."
Aamir Also Shared A Very Bizarre Memory Of Big B
"I have a very bizarre memory of Mr. Bachchan. So when we were kids, I come from a filmmaking family. Some magazine had come in which they had put a double spread, in which there were passport size photos of a lot of people who wanted to act. Newcomers who wanted to act, a lot of pics of them.
So me and my siblings, were laughing looking at those pictures. "Haha, look at him, he wants to be an actor." We were very young that time. One of those pictures was of Mr. Bachchan.
I told him about this incident. He was most amused. I remember this incident because we particularly laughed at him. Soon enough he became a star and we were huge fans of his. I used to remind my sisters, "You remember we used to laugh."