You know when a director is thinking about his film before the release he often goes through amazing highs and major lows. One sec we feel that the film is not going to connect with people, another we day dream that it will get into the blood stream of the audience like no film before. The response that I have got for my very first film is like a dream response. I couldn’t have imagined a better response and all my day dreams have come true. Gladly all my pinching is in vain and I am still awake.

I am so moved by the response I am unable to express myself properly. I feel at a loss for words.

Thank you.

I have gone through each and every post. And I’m going to go through it again. And 20 years later I will still go through these very pages and warmth will fill my heart. So well you all have expressed yourselves. And such generosity and support. I am touched. I feel blessed.

Some of you have expressed a fear of the opening not being good enough. Please relax. The opening is much higher that I expected. Let me quickly put your fears and anxieties to rest by sharing with you a text that I received today from the distribution team of PVR:
– Good evening Khan Saab, film is headed to be the BIGGEST GROSSERS of the year. –

Even in smaller centres where I would expect a film of this nature to open weak it has opened to double my expectations and the collections have been only rising with EACH show.

The only place where the opening is below expectations is the U.K. I have no explanations for that. However the audience response from there is equally strong as elsewhere so I expect to see the collections there rising very soon.

Now let me give you an idea of what the theatre response all over is. And mind you I am saying all this because I can see an anxiety in some of you as to how well the film is doing at the box office.

It is getting a standing ovation!!! Something that only happened if I remember correctly during LAGAAN!!! Everyone is loving it. Parents, children, youth, teenagers, grandparents, everyone. People from different ecomonic and social backgrounds, industry collegues, everyone. Taporis included. The best response one of my team got is from the gatekeeper from one of the theatres. He said – “I really need to see the film. What is there in it that everyone is loving it so much”. -

So just relax and enjoy the ride. Do not be disheartened by half baked and ill informed reports. The figures are infront of me, and I am in constant touch the distribution team and trade experts.

You know before the release I had two doubts. Will kids and teenagers like it? And will people want to see it more than once? For a film to become really huge and go into ‘super duper’ category these two points are of prime importance. I am happy and relieved to say that both these questions have been strongly answered in the affirmative. The youth are loving it, and repeat viewings began on day one itself! Like in my day dream people are wanting to see the film again and again.

Let me add that, unlike my distribution team, I am extremely conservative by nature and I would hesitate to say so early in the day that TZP will go on to become the BIGGEST GROSSERS of the year. That is a big claim indeed and I would wait for the end of the second/third week before I confirm that.

For now I just want to thank all of you for such a heart warming reaction. And keep it going it, it feels like I am breathing pure oxygen.

And now I want to get back to reading your posts for the nth time.

Darsheel in the meantime, who has been reading your posts with me, is smiling as big as the final painting. He sends you his love, a warm hug and a very toothy grin. I’m going to try and get him to post one blog.

Much love. xxx

Posted by Aamir Khan at 02:08 AM
6264 Comments  Post Comment Aamir's Responses
6234. tzp1234
Posted on May,21,2008 at 05:48 PM
tzp rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6233. tzp1234
Posted on May,21,2008 at 05:47 PM
tzp rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6232. tzp1234
Posted on May,21,2008 at 05:47 PM
tzp rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6231. tzp1234
Posted on May,21,2008 at 05:46 PM
great film tzp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6230. sunil27
Posted on May,14,2008 at 05:12 PM
Dear Aamir,
I know it's too late to thank you for making such a wonderful
film TZP, which has touched me but i feel it's my duty to thank
you as you felt for the story of TZP.

6229. amaan4peac
Posted on May,10,2008 at 12:16 PM

my name is sohel
Aamir bhai u are really a great hero and a great actor.You
really work hard and it seems from appreciation of ur work.
You know the first movie I saw in theatre was

6228. meetaverma
Posted on May,07,2008 at 10:35 AM
this is my first post on ur blog & firstly I want 2 thank u
wholeheartedly for being accessible to us- ur fans thru it. It's
like a dream come true to be able to communicate with a person
I've admired so much since my school days. I've watched almost
all of your movies and loved them all. thanks a ton,

6227. kmkuttyc
Posted on Mar,17,2008 at 09:43 PM
i saw u r romantic song "pehalanasha phir yakumaar"....top love
story this movie. i like ..

6226. tasnia
Posted on Mar,16,2008 at 11:36 PM
i have just joined this site today....so my response is a bit
late abt TZP...aamir i guess u r already aware of it but stl m
jus lettin u know dat in uk we have got only odeon, cineworld and
bowlin where we can see hindi films...among them we have only
odeon in newcastle upon tyne.when TZP released, we were in
newcastle upon tyne and we were eagerly waitin to see this movie
in odeon...but unfortunately in odeon,newcastle upon tyne there
was welcome but there wasnt TZP...we felt so bad...later we found
TZP wasnt showin by Odeon...it was showin by only
cineworld...odeon is a very big cinema and u can find it in every
city...but cinewrold can b found in very selected city....so pls
don deprive us and nxt time pls pls pls be aware of it...hope we
gonan c ur ghajini in odeon also......

6225. Zubair786
Posted on Mar,15,2008 at 01:19 AM
aamir bhai
late eid mubaruk, i want to see more & more movies of you

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