Aamir Khan’s son makes his film debut?
Seventeen-year-old Junaid has been recruited to assist Raj Kumar Hirani on his next project Peekay, starring his father and Anushka Sharma
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 17, 2012)
Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta’s son Junaid will finally make his Bollywood debut. Albeit, behind the camera. Mirror has learnt Khan junior will be the first assistant to director Rajkumar Hirani in his maiden production Peekay starring Aamir and Anushka Sharma.
While Aamir and Hirani remained unavailable for comment, a source close to the film confirmed the story and revealed, it was the director who offered the 17-year-old Khan a chance to work on the project. Initially taken aback, Junaid convinced his father and promised not to neglect his studies.
In fact, he has already begun his work. A source close to the film revealed that Junaid has been traveling across the country scouting for suitable locations for the shoot. The film is scheduled to go on floors later this year.
A source close to the Khan family told Mirror, “Junaid has always been fascinated by the various aspects of filmmaking. He used to often accompany his father to the sets of his films. He always had a viewpoint. And Aamir was rather impressed with it.”
Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who had always been close to Aamir and Hirani and is a presenter for Peekay, had also been impressed by Junaid’s eye for detail. Apparently, Jr Khan’s knowledge of camera angles and ear for music had awed Chopra.
“What better way to begin his film career than assisting a director who has had a string of successful films – the Munna Bhai series and 3 Idiots,” added the source.
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