Aamir Khan in his upcoming direction ‘Delhi Belly’ has appeared as an item bomb in it. However the actor turned producer clarifies that the item number ‘I hate you like I love you’ does have significance in the movie and is not only added for publicity’s sake?
The item number was not done for the promotion of the film. It’s there because the director and the writer felt that it needed to be included. The character of Disco Fighter was always in the script. Even when the first draft came, it had Disco Fighter,” Aamir said in an interview.
But the question here arises that if ‘Disco Fighter’ has such significance in Delhi Belly, then why doesn’t he have any scene in the movie? A character called Arup (Vir Das) in the film, who is a big fan of Disco Fighter?
There is another character called VJ Suhaya. In the opening scenes of the film she speaks about having a song ‘I hate you like I love you’ and all that. So by the end of the film, the song comes that he was talking about. It has a link with the story of the film. So it was required,” he said.
Aamir Khan says that he agreed to appear as an ‘item boy’ because his wife Kiran Rao wanted him to do it?
This idea of, I would say, an item bomb came suddenly to Abhinay and Akshat (Verma, the script writer) and Kiran loved it too. When Kiran asked me to do it, I took it up,” he said.
Amir’s sudden entry in the film has raised the expectations of his audience to some level. On asking him about this he answered,
We want to excite the audience. Yes, the attention would shift momentarily, but no film can work on an item song. I think the film has to work in itself. Until the film is made well at its level, audiences won’t love it. If audiences won’t love it, the film can’t be successful. True test would be on 1st July,”
Looks like Aamir’s item song is in competition with Big B’s item song ‘Go Meera’ in his upcoming film ‘Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap’ which happens to release at the same date as Delhi Belly.
I don’t feel any competition. I would definitely not compete with Amitji because I don’t think I am capable of competing with him,” said Aamir.
According to Aamir a film would be successful only if it is made skillfully because the audience will ultimately watch it.
“I guess we have such a big audience of 1.4 billion that two, three, four cinemas releasing at a time is a not an issue. There is space for all films. Films have to be good then only they will run,” he said.