Aamir Khan welcomes idea for female reboot of ‘Dil Chahta Hai’

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Fatima Sana Shaikh: Aamir suggests her for a role in the film

Aamir Khan welcomes the idea to make a female reboot of 2001 film ‘Dil Chahta Hai.’

The buddy film directed by Farhan Akhtar and starring Aamir, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna  became hugely popular mainly due to its theme of three friends who share a deep bond but rift comes between them due to their different approaches to their relationships.

“I think it is a great concept. A bonding film about three friends who are girls, is a great idea,” Aamir said.

When asked, who he would like to see playing the female version of his character Akash, the actor says he wants his co-stars from upcoming film ‘Dangal’, Fatima Sana Sheikh and Sanya Malhotra, to be a part of the film as they belong to the age group of the characters.

“Casting will depend on the script. There are so many good actresses. Out of the three characters for sure, two of them should be Sanya and Fatima. That’s the age group we are talking about. The age group of ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ is very young. Forget that I was 37 when I did Dil Chahta Hai. That was a mistake and we managed to succeed. But you can’t repeat the mistake. You should actually cast girls in the age group of early 20s,” he said.

Aamir’s frequent collaborator Rajkumar Hirani, with whom he has worked in films like ‘3Idiots’ and ‘PK’, is currently busy with his next which is a biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt. Aamir says he has heard of the script of the film, which stars Ranbir Kapoor, and thinks it is fantastic.

“I have heard the script and it is fantastic. I called up Sanju and told him that for the first time in the history of cinema an actor, who is not in the film, will get more popularity than the actor who has worked hard in the film.” – CINEWS

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