Amol or Aamir–who’s directing ‘Taare Zameen Par’?

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Posted on May 6th, 2007 in Movies

An Aamir Khan release is always keenly awaited. The same can be said for his next, titled Taare Zameen Par. However, an Aamir Khan project always always involves some sort of controversy as well! Once again, the same can be said for TZP.

Amol Gupte, previously one of Ketan Mehta’s assistants, approached Aamir with the story of a man and his dyslexic child with an offer to play the title role. Aamir was thrilled with the storyline and decided to produce it as well. With Amol’s script, casting, story and screenplay, the film took off on a bright note.

However, things started to go seriously haywire. After a major difference of opinion, it was rumoured that Amol was no longer directing the film. However, Tisca Chopra (who has a pivotal role in the film) tells Subhash K. Jha, “Aamir was always directing Taare Zameen Par.” Whether she is simply suffering of memory loss or is deliberately insisting that Aamir was always the director of the film is unknown, however, it is quite probable that Amol was ousted from the film and Aamir has taken over.

So was Amol ever the director, or was it Aamir all along? Or was Amol thrown out and Aamir took control?

Either way, let’s hope this doesn’t interfere with the quality of the film. Watch this space for more!

Kuch Toh Bolo!

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