Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan celebrated his 53rd birthday on Wednesday, and wishes poured in on social media, from his fans and colleagues alike. To mark this special day, the Dangal star also made a debut on social networking app Instagram and already has over 341k followers.
One of the stars to wish Aamir was none other than his Dangal co-star Fatima Sana Shaikh. Fatima, who will be seen with Aamir in Thugs of Hindostan took to Instagram to post a series of photos from shooting of both the films and wrote, “Happy walla birthday tauji.”
In another post, Fatima walked down memory lane when she shared a sephia pic of Aamir Khan and her brother. From the date on the picture, it was a moment captured in March 1997. She captioned it: “Look what I found! Such an old picture of my brother shaanib and ak! Happy birthday #fanpicture.”
Making a debut on Instagram on Wednesday, Aamir dedicated his first post to his mother. He shared an old picture of his mother Zeenat Hussain over a series of 9 posts - a collage, merging into her image.
"The person because of whom I am who I am...," Aamir's caption reads.
At a media interaction after flying into Mumbai from Jodhpur where he is shooting for Thugs of Hindostan, he said, "One bad habit that I have is that am a very obsessive personality. I think that's a problem." To this, wife Kiran replied, "That's not your habit that's your personality."
Kiran believes Aamir’s good qualities outdo his bad ones. “The things I like the most in him are his sensitivity and intelligence for which I married him. The deep understanding that he has of people, his love for people and his sense of caring and empathy, I think those are the qualities that most attracted me to him. Also his incredibly sharp mind and his ability to understand ideas. I really hope he doesn’t change,” she said.
Kiran said she was sure that the actor, who was in Jodhpur for the shooting of Thugs of Hindostan, would come home to celebrate his birthday today. “I had this plan to go there (Jodhpur) and surprise him but yesterday he called me and said I will come so I thought at least I would go till the airport to surprise him,” she said. The actor said his son Azad gave him a handmade birthday card and a dart board.
Last seen in Secret Superstar, Aamir Khan is currently filming Thugs of Hindostan. The film has an ensemble cast and will unite Amitabh Bachchan with Aamir for the first time on 70mm. The film also casts Fatima Sana Shaikh and Katrina Kaif.