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I can't compare myself to Raj Kapoor: Aamir Khan

News Agencies | Updated on: 12 January 2017, 19:57 IST

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan says he was touched when noted actor Rishi Kapoor called him Raj Kapoor of today's time.

"The one response that really touched me was of Rishi Kapoor ji's tweet. He gave me the biggest compliment that I could imagine by calling me the Raj Kapoor of today. That was the biggest compliment that I got," Aamir, 51, said.

"I was over the moon, I was thrilled and really happy.

I thanked him. I can't compare myself to Raj Kapoor there is no way about it. Considering this thought came to Rishi ji's mind who is Raj Kapoor's son means a lot to me."

Aamir's superstar friend Salman too had tweeted praising him and his performance in "Dangal".

"Salman's tweet - 'I love you personally but hate you professionally' people might get confused about it. The fact that he is telling it publicly... there is lot of love in it and that is a big compliment as it is coming from my colleague," he said.

"I don't think there is an iota of hate in his tweet, he is saying it with lot of love and warmth. I can feel that.

When we do a film we do it with belief in it we don't know how the film will do after its release or how many people will it touch," he added.

But another Khan, Shah Rukh hasn't seen the wrestling drama yet.

"Shah Rukh Khan has not called me, I haven't got any message from him for the film. I think he has not seen the film," he added.

Though he has been breaking record after record when it comes to box office with quality films but the "PK" star states he isn't here to set benchmark.

"My intention is not to set a benchmark. I am not setting out to do films that will have or set benchmark my intention is to do films that make me happy," Aamir noted.


First published: 12 January 2017, 19:57 IST