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11-20-2009, 12:00 PM #1
Aamir's Paa and Maa moments for '3 Idiots'
Aamir Khan is known to walk the path less travelled. And has done so again by choosing to release the music of his upcoming film '3 Idiots' online and getting the parents of composer Shantanu Moitra and lyricist Swanand Kirkire to grace the event.
Though he is not the producer or the director, Aamir was instrumental in organising the music release of the much awaited film.
Moitra and Kirkire are touched by the actor's gesture to call their parents instead of a Bollywood biggie to launch the music.
"It was Aamir's idea to release the music online and get it released by my and Shantanu's parents. This is something that is not done usually. We felt so nice," Kirkire told us.
This is the first time that Kirkire, who has written lyrics for films like "Eklavya: The Royal Guard", 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai', 'Parineeta' and 'Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi', has worked for an Aamir starrer.
Moitra, too, was overwhelmed by the 44-year-old's gesture and said it was not only an honour for him, but for his parents too.
"My mother had a small accident few days before the launch and I was in two minds about taking her from Delhi to Mumbai. But Aamir messaged saying that on occasions like these it is great if we can have our parents with us so I should get them flown. He didn't have to but he still messaged," Moitra told us over the phone.
"It was a great honour for my parents to stand amidst such stars and launch their child's work. I was happy but it was also a very happy moment for my parents to see their son do well," he added.
Moitra has also scored music for films like 'Khoya Khoya Chand', 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai', 'Yahaan' and 'Parineeta' among others.
Based on Chetan Bhagat's bestseller 'Five Point Someone', '3 Idiots' also stars Kareena Kapoor as well as R. Madhavan and Sharman Joshi. It is slated for a Dec 25 release.
11-21-2009, 12:13 PM #2