Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar says superstar Aamir Khan’s attempt to bring out of the box subjects on-screen, has given Indian cinema a new dimension.
The 44-year-old director said the credit of people opening up to make content driven films should be given to Aamir, who started the trend with his films like “Taare Zameen Par” , “Rang De Basanti”, “Dil Chahta Hai,” among others.
“The subjects Aamir picks are nice, he has given mainstream cinema a new identity. And because of him today we see different kinds of films being made like ‘Pink,’ ‘Kapoor and Sons,’ ‘Neerja’. I think we must give credit to Aamir Khan for changing the language of cinema and given a new voice,” Karan said at the “Dangal” success bash.
The “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” helmer, who is also a close friend of Aamir, 51, said the actor never works for awards.
“I don’t think Aamir made ‘Lagaan’ for Academy Awards but still that film had got nominated and won a lot of international acclaim. I think ‘Dangal’ should win all awards be it international or national,” Karan said.