Do you remember about the infamous clash between the noted filmmaker Amole Gupte and actor Aamir Khan?
After 14 years, the filmmaker has opened up about his feud.
The reason for this feud between the two was that the original director of Taare Zameen Par was Amole Gupte but Aamir Khan took over direction mid-way. Even in the film’s credit roll, Amole was recognized as the writer and creative director.
When asked about the fallout with Aamir, Amole told Bollywood Bubble, “Time flies, my friend, and you need not fear because there is always a sunrise after a sunset. It doesn’t daunt me at all. I am genuinely not a person who sits wallowing in anguish. I take the day by its horns, like a bull, and see what the new day has for me. Therefore, I was able to practice my art form, which is cinema. Well, I survived time. It has been 14 years.”
Revealing if people in Bollywood tried to dissuade him from taking on Aamir, Amole said,”Woh hota hai na, woh toh hoga hi (That does happen and will happen), of course. Who would not want to stand with Goliath? Who would stand with David? But it’s okay. You find your guerilla ways of doing your warfare and see that you bring out your next baby, and your next, and your next. That is what I owe to cinema and not to anybody else.”
Taare Zameen Par dealt with the struggles of an eight-year-old dyslexic boy, played by Darsheel Safary, and how he finds expression in art. The film won the National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare.