R Madhavan Admits '3 Idiots' Selling On Aamir Khan's Name
Actor R Madhavan admits that the film '3 Idiots' is being sold in superstar Aamir Khan’s name. Aamir has started a new way of promoting the film. Madhavan is unperturbed by the actor hogging the limelight and says he has no problem with that.
Madhavan, who had co-starred with Aamir in the hit film ‘Rang De Basanti’ said, "Aamir is the biggest star; so it would be foolish to think that the focus will be entirely on you when he is in the film. We are selling '3 Idiots' on his name.”
Aamir has launched a game where one has to spot the Bollywood star who will travel across the country in different get-ups in two weeks. His travels have so far taken him to Varanasi, Madhya Pradesh's Chanderi district, former cricket captain Sourav Ganguly's home in Kolkata and Jaipur.
Madhavan said, “However, the fact is that the film is called '3 Idiots' and I'm one of the three; so my presence is obviously felt.”
The film slated for a Dec 25 release, also stars Kareena Kapoor and Sharman Joshi. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, it is about two idiots - Sharman and Madhavan - who are in search of the third idiot, played by Aamir.
Madhavan said it was wonderful working with Aamir again. He said,"It was great getting back with Aamir and Sharman after 'Rang De Basanti'. We stayed together in a hostel during the shoot of the film and had a great time. Aamir is an outstanding friend and a very loving person. He pursues things till perfection. I have learnt a lot from him.”
The 39-year-old actor, who was an engineering student denied to reveal about his role in the film, but said it resembles his own life. Talking about director Hirani, Madhavan said,"He is the most chilled out director I have ever worked for; he is amazing and makes an actor so relaxed on the sets."
"Of course.’3 Idiots' has the potential to beat all films," the actor added. Madhavan is also looking forward to his upcoming venture Leena Yadav's ‘Teen Patti’ which has Amitabh Bachchan and Hollywood veteran Ben Kingsley in pivotal roles.