Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Bollywood's Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan is known for a unique record of not attending award events. Even he has never shown up in Kapil Sharma's show for his movie promotions. However, recently, he broke his own rules and graced Netflix's The Great Indian Kapil Sharma Show. In the latest episode of the show, Aamir shared several anecdotes of his acting career. However, he particularly stressed an incident and appreciated the humility of the people in Punjab. Further, he also shared that he 'understood the power of namaste' from them.

Sharing the anecdote, the Dhoom 3 actor said that it happened during the shooting of Dangal in 2016. 

The Dangal actor said in Hindi, "This is a story which is very close to me. We shot for Rang de Basanti in Punjab, and I really loved it there. The people, the Punjabi culture are full of love. So, when we went for the shoot of Dangal, it was a small village we were shooting in. We shot for more than two months in that location and that house."

Further, he added, "You won't believe it, but when I used to reach there at around 5 or 6 in the morning, as my car entered, people would stand outside their homes just to welcome me with folded hands and 'Sat Sri Akaal.' They used to just wait to welcome me. They never disturbed me, never stopped my car, nothing. After my pack-up, when I would return, they would again be standing outside their homes and would greet me 'Good Night.'"

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Furthermore, he shared that belonging to a Muslim family he was not used to folding hands or greeting people with 'namaste.' 

Aamir said, "I belong to a Muslim family, I am not used to folding my hands in 'namaste.' I'm used to raising my hand (gesturing adaab, the way Muslims greet each other) and bowing my head. After spending those two and a half months in Punjab, I understood the power of 'namaste.' It's such a wonderful emotion. People in Punjab have so much respect for everyone and do not discriminate based on stature."

Aamir Khan opens up on The Great Indian Kapil Sharma Show

Fans seem to be elated and several clips from the episode have gone viral on social media.

One user shared a clip of Aamir where he is seen talking about his Ghazni director AR Murugadoss. The user captioned the clip, "It took 10+years for @KapilSharmaK9 to bring #AamirKhan to his show. And it is worth it. It's beyond the regular comedy episodes of #TheGreatIndianKapilShow. It was more of insights into cinema & acting. #AamirKhan is a true GEM." (sic)

Moreover, during the show, he didn't shy away from talking about the failures of Laal Singh Chaddha and Thugs Of Hindostan.

Interestingly, Aamir also revealed that his elder sister Nikhat Khan, who stays away from the limelight, was introduced as an actress in Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan. Nikhat along with Farat graced the comedy show.

Aamir Khan's latest project Sitaare Zameen Par and its related updates have filled excitement among all. The movie's plot revolves around Down Syndrome and is set to release on Christmas. The movie also stars Genelia D'Souza (Deshmukh). After the debacle of Laal Singh Chaddha, fans have pinned high hopes on his upcoming venture. Moreover, Aamir has joined hands with Rajkumar Santoshi as a producer for Lahore 1947 starring Sunny Deol, Preity Zinta, Karan Deol and Shabana Azmi, among others.