Aamir Khan revealed that he was disappointed after Lagaan didn’t win an Oscar in 2002. Lagaan was released in 2001.
20 years ago, the Aamir Khan-starrer Lagaan released on the big screen on June 15, 2001. The film, which was set in the pre-independence era, revolved around the members of a small village who were burdened not only by years of drought but also by high taxes.
When challenged to a game of cricket by a British army officer, everyone jumps at the chance to win the game and evade their taxes. 20 years later, the film is still loved and re-watched by many.
Lagaan was also nominated for an Oscar in 2002 for Best Foreign Language Film, but unfortunately did not win it. The lead actor, Aamir Khan recently revealed how he felt when Lagaan didn’t win it at the Oscars.
Aamir Khan remembers not winning an Oscar
Aamir opened up about how he was disappointed when he didn’t get an Oscar, but his biggest award, however, was the love the film got.
He was quoted as saying, “I am often asked, ‘How disappointed were you for not winning an Oscar’? Of course, I was disappointed. I would have loved to have won.
Many people have asked me whether the film’s songs and songs were a hit. The length was? An issue for the members of the Academy? The fact that the film was nominated and was in the top five says that the members liked it. Being nominated isn’t easy.”
He also spoke about how the Oscars expanded the reach of Lagaan and how people who didn’t even know about the film saw it.
Aamir told that Lagaan was a big challenge
Further speaking about this much-loved film, Aamir said that he knew it was going to be a huge challenge as the film was an unusual one. He also revealed that his good friends Aditya Chopra and Karan Johar had warned him.
Aamir said, “When I decided to make Lagaan, I knew I was taking on a big challenge because it is a very unusual film, there is a lot of demand. I met Adi a few weeks before I left for the shoot . Chopra and Karan Johar.
They are very good friends of mine and they were really worried. They said, ‘You are making such a big film as your first production, shooting in a single schedule and sync sound’ Have been using. Shoot for 30 days, and see how it turns out.
Don’t go on a single schedule, you won’t have time to correct your mistakes. Don’t make sync sound, because nobody has done it for the longest time Haven’t done it till now. This will delay your shooting. Take the dubbed dialogues later, be smart.'”
Apart from Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Rajendra Gupta, Raghubir Yadav, Rajesh Vivek, Pradeep Rawat and British actors Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne were also part of the film.