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Aamir Khan says he quits acting while in lockdown, then came back

Writer: Heidi Hsia

The actor just wanted to focus on his family life
The actor just wanted to focus on his family life

30 Mar - Aamir Khan recently revealed that he has actually considered quitting showbiz for the past two years during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The actor, who spoke about his decision recently at the ABP Ideas of India event in Mumbai, stated that nobody knew his plans except for his family.


"I'm saying for the first time, you will be shocked. I had informed my family that I won't be doing any films from now onwards. Neither I'll act nor I will produce any films. I don't want to do all this. I just want to spend my time with you all. Kiran and her parents, Reena and her parents, my children, my family are there. I felt that. I understand it was a response in anger. My family was shocked as I was conveying it to them in such an intense way. Nobody argued with me," he said.

Aamir also revealed that he didn't announce it as he thought people might think it was a marketing tactic ahead of the release of "Laal Singh Chaddha".

His decision made wife Kiran cried, but the couple are divorced now
His decision made wife Kiran cried, but the couple are divorced now

"Anyway, my film comes after three or four years. Once "Laal Singh Chaddha" gets released nobody will realise if I'm doing anything for the next three or four years. By then I'll leave the industry and nobody will know. So, I decided not to say anything and three months passed like this," he added.

"One day, my children told me that you are an extreme person, don't do this. It will be better if you find a balance in life. I had quit films. In my heart, I had left films. My children and Kiran explained to me I am doing the wrong thing. Kiran cried and said, 'When I see you, I see films residing inside you. What are you saying I'm unable to understand'. A lot happened in two years, I quit the industry and came back."

On the other hand, Aamir's aforementioned movie - which is based on Tom Hanks' award-winning movie "Forrest Gump" - is set for a worldwide release in August 2022. Directed by Advait Chandan, the film also features Kareena Kapoor and Naga Chaitanya.

The movie has been rescheduled from April to August
The movie has been rescheduled from April to August

Cinema Online, 30 March 2022


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Laal Singh Chaddha (Hindi) (11 Aug 2022)
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