Bollywood has more talented stars than three Khans: Aamir Khan

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan gestures during a news conference to launch the soundtrack of his new film "Secret Superstar" in Mumbai on Tuesday. The film is scheduled for release on Oct. 19. - AFP

NEW DELHI - Bollywood actor-producer Aamir Khan finds it unfair that three names are always singled out whenever the media talks about stardom in Bollywood. He says there are many other “talented stars” who are contributing good work in the Hindi film industry. Aamir was present at an event for a song launch of his upcoming film "Secret Superstar" on Tuesday.

Films of Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan always touch the ‘Rs 100 crore’ mark within three to four days of their release, however neither Salman’s "Tubelight" nor Shah Rukh’s "Jab Harry Met Sejal" met the same fate.

Asked if it was so because the trend is changing and that the audience prefers content-driven cinema compared to star studded movies, Aamir asserted, “To say that the trend has changed is a very big statement, but I think there are ups and downs in every creative person’s life. We all try our best to do our work, we try to make sure that everyone likes the films that we make. But at times we succeed, at times we fail.

“And I think whenever you (media) talk about stars, it’s wrong to mention just the three names (Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir). I think there are many talented stars who have a huge following. Akshay Kumar released a new film 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' which is being loved by everyone." - Agencies