Jio MAMI Film Festival: Mansoor Khan On The Perfect Directorial Debut For Aamir Khan And Returning To Bollywood

Mansoor Khan who propelled his cousin Aamir Khan to stardom with the hit 1992 sports drama Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar was speaking at the film's reunion at the Jio MAMI Film Festival With Star

Filmmaker Mansoor Khan, who left Bollywood more than a decade ago to take up farming in Coonoor, made a rare appearance at the ongoing Jio MAMI Film Festival With Star.

The occasion was the reunion of Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar, the 1992 film which made stars out of Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka and Pooja Bedi.

The entire cast was present at the panel discussion and the topic soon turned to the directorial debut of Aamir Khan.

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Mansor then revealed that he has the perfect project for Aamir, a film called Barf which has been in cold storage for over a decade now.

Mansoor was set to make the film but it never took off and the filmmaker revealed that he believes it to be a great fit for Aamir Khan when he finally decides to helm a film.

When quizzed about his own return to filmmaking, Mansoor revealed that he will consider returning to Bollywood if Raj Kumar Hirani writes the film.

Mansoor Khan delivered such beloved films like Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and Akele Hum Akele Tum during his time in Bollywood. Aamir Khan was his favourite collaborator and the only project he did without Aamir was Josh, which starred Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai. Given that he knows Aamir so well, is Mansoor's revelation a sign that Aamir Khan is indeed set to turn director. Let's wait and watch.

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