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QSQT: 'Juhi was bang on, fantastic, natural'

May 14, 2018 15:41 IST

"I was convinced that, when the film released, people would love Juhi and my work would not be appreciated because I also didn't like it."

"I was very unhappy with my work, I still am. But people liked it!"

"Maybe I was fortunate."

 

IMAGE: Aamir Khan with his cousin and director of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Mansoor Khan. All photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

The 1988 release, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, proved to be a blockbuster launchpad for Aamir Khan but the superstar reveals he unhappy with his performance in the film.

 

IMAGE: Aamir Khan with wife Kiran Rao.

The romantic drama, which released on April 29, 1988, was a modern day take on the classic Shakespearean tragedy, Romeo and Juliet.

QSQT, which also starred Juhi Chawla, went on to become one of Bollywood's biggest hits.

 

IMAGE: Aamir Khan hugs his brother, Faisal Khan, as his close friend and ex-brother-in-law Raj Zutshi (left) and Shehzad Khan, son of the legendary villain Ajit, all part of the Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak cast, watch.

To celebrate the film's 30th anniversary, a special screening was held last night where Khan, along with his cousin, director Mansoor Khan, composers Anand-Milind and other cast and crew were present.

"When I see my work, I don't like it. I feel it could've been much better. I loved Juhi's work, especially in this film. She was bang on, fantastic, natural. I was very raw. Some scenes I did okay, some I didn't and fumbled," Khan said at the event.

 

IMAGE: Aamir Khan with his onscreen father Dalip Tahil and singer Alka Yagnik of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak.

The Dangal star quipped that he is ready to "reshoot" the film because he does not like his performance in it.

"I was convinced that, when the film released, people would love Juhi and my work would not be appreciated much because I also didn't like it. I was very unhappy with my work, I still am. But people liked it! Maybe I was fortunate," he said.

 

IMAGE: Faisal Khan, Anand Shrivastav (of Anand-Milind fame), Shehzad Khan, Dalip Tahil, Arjun, Mansoor Khan, Aamir Khan, Alka Yagnik, Anand's younger brother, Milind, Udit Naryan and Viju Khote.

Dalip Tahil, who played Aamir Khan's father in the film, recalled how he said agreed to do the movie almost immediately after producer-filmmaker Nasir Hussain narrated the script to him.

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