Aamir Khan is known for his absence in all the leading award ceremonies. But after 16 years of wait, we will again see Mr. perfectionist sizzling at an award function. He’s going to make an exception after the time when his movie “Lagaan” was nominated in the Best Film category for the prestigious Academy Awards.
After 16 years of absence at the award ceremonies, Mr. Khan is all set to break his own ‘Pratigya’. He will attend the prestigious Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards where he will be conferred with the ‘Vishesh Puruskar’ for his phenomenal performance in 2016’s hit ‘Dangal’.
Aamir Khan doesn’t attend nor collect awards. But this time around, the actor has made an exception for the one and only Lata Mangeshkar, someone Aamir admires and adores immeasurably.
And the ‘Nightingale of India’ reciprocates the sentiment in ample measure.
“I know he doesn’t collect awards. But he has made an exception for us. Aamir is indeed one of my favourite actors. Though we don’t meet anymore I know there is enormous mutual respect between us”, said Lata Mangeshkar.
“I’ve known him from the time he was a child. I’ve seen him at his home playing and jumping around at his home when I visited his father (filmmaker Tahir Husain). He has always showered immense affection on me. I remember when he made Lagaan he insisted I sing the Bhajan Opaalan Hare. I love his focus and dedication to his work and most of all, I love his films. Taare Zameen Par is one of my favourite films featuring a contemporary actor. It is rare to come across an artiste with such a conscientious body of work”, she added.
“I remember once he told me that he would take a whole year off from acting to produce films and I had objected. We love seeing Aamir on screen. My siblings Meena, Ash, Usha and Hridaynath and I are honored to give the award named after my father to Aamir”, Lataji added.
Along with him, the yesteryear actress Vyjayanthimala and former cricketer Kapil Dev will also be rewarded.