Superstar Aamir Khan has a desire to make a film on on the life of his great grand uncle Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. This was revealed by the actor at the inauguration of the ‘Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival’, while delivering a lecture titled ‘Maulana Azad – His belief in secularism and his foresight’ to mark his 125th birth anniversary.
As per sources, Aamir Khan is very much inspired by the great man’s thinking and feels that Maulana had a very progressive mind. ‘Just do what your heart says’ was the message Azad had given to his uncle and director Naseer Khan when he wanted to make films. This was the same message that Aamir had promoted in his movie ‘3 Idiots’.
The actor-director said, recalling that had Naseer not got support from Azad, he would never have been in the film industry. “My father came into films because of my uncle. Had my father not been into films, probably I would have been somewhere else today. I hope that some day I will be able to use my art to make a film on his life. It is my dream to do that.”
Aamir Khan is related to the great man through his grandmother who was the niece of Azad, India’s first education minister. Sitaram Sharma, Chairman of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, said that full support would be given to the actor-producer for his film.