Aamir Khan on Sunday graced Karan Johar’s talk show Koffee With Karan Season 6, where he spoke about his upcoming film Thugs of Hindostan, his co-star Amitabh Bachchan and won the rapid fire round, taking home the coveted hamper for the first time. Here are excerpts of the conversation Karan and Aamir had on the show.
Aamir is nervous about Thugs of Hindostan
“You know I am nervous about this film for one reason. People are used to watching my films with a message or concept in it. This is a mainstream kind of film. I did have a lot of fun. I am hoping the audience will enjoy it too,” Aamir said.
Why Aamir signed Thugs of Hindostan
During the conversation about Thugs of Hindostan, Aamir revealed, “Thugs of Hindostan is the only film I chose because I loved my character. This is way beyond Rangeela. This character is a complete rogue and has no conscience. You don’t want him around you. You love watching him but cannot be friends with him because you just cannot trust him.”
Aamir’s first phone call with Amitabh
Aamir, who is working with Amitabh Bachchan for the first time in Thugs of Hindostan, recalled his first ever call with Big B. He said, “I am a huge Bachchan fan. I do not know if the generation of today can imagine what it felt like to watch a film of Mr Bachchan. I also remember the first time I spoke to him. I was shooting for Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander in Ooty. There were no cell phones that time. I got a message from the receptionist that Mr Bachchan had called. I thought it was a joke, that someone was playing a prank. In half an hour, the phone rang and it was Amitabh Bachchan on line. I almost dropped the phone off my hand. In that conversation, whatever he said, I just replied, ‘yes sir.’”
Karan and Aamir’s weird habit
As the two started chatting about Amitabh Bachchan, Karan and Aamir both revealed that no matter where they are, if Amitabh Bachchan calls up, the two stand up and speak to him. “I feel I am guilty of something. I was told or rather my habit was noticed by someone that I do so,” Karan said. While Aamir said, “Whenever I am home, I stand up and talk to him. I don’t know, I automatically stand up.”
Amitabh introduced Aamir to Twitter
During the rapid fire round on the show, Aamir was asked why he is on social media. In a response to it, the actor revealed it was Big B who forced him to start using Twitter. He revealed that once Amitabh had asked if he was on Twitter and when Aamir said no, Amitabh said he should be. When Aamir said, “yes, sir”, Big B tweeted that he has convinced Aamir to be on Twitter, so ultimately, he had to come on the microblogging site.
Malaika Arora to get married!
Malaika Arora hosted the rapid fire round in Sunday’s episode. The round also saw Karan Johar playing the game for the first time in 14 years. While being chivalrous in welcoming Malaika, Karan said she would soon be walking down the aisle, which made the actor blush.
Aamir will throw Salman out of the boat!
During the rapid fire round, Aamir was asked, ‘Who among Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan will he throw out if his boat had space only for one more person?’ Aamir said he will throw Salman out because “Bhai will never drown.”