"I am reducing my audience consciously. I am doing that because
I have a relationship with my audience which is now more than
22 years old. So they have grown to trust me. It's very easy for
me to market this film as a regular film of mine and bring in
the audiences in large numbers and take a huge opening. But I
don't want to do that," he said.
"I don't want a person to come to see my film thinking
that it's another kind of film. I think what we have made is
an unusual film and I would be very happy if more and more people
come to see it, but I have to be honest to them before they
"I have to inform them that if you are looking for an
entertaining film, a lot of dhamaal, action, thrill and fast
pace, then this film is not that. It depends on them whether
they want to see it or not."
"I believe the film is made for an audience who are maybe
more interested in music, art, painting, poetry, reading or
people who want to try something different. I also feel people
who are a little more sensitive will like the film more. I think
women will like this film more. I could be wrong, but that's
my sense of it," he said.
Aamir, a doting husband, also clarifies that he decided to
produce the film because he liked the script and not because
it was being made by his wife.
"The only reason to produce 'Dhobi Ghat' was that I loved
the script and I saw in Kiran the abilities of a good director.
If I hadn't liked the script, then I would have not produced
it even though it was written by Kiran. I would have politely
told her that it didn't excite me, I can't be a part of it.
I would still support her as a husband, but I would not have
directly connected with the film in any way.
"So it's only on merit that I produced the film,"
said the actor, who is playing a reclusive painter in "Dhobi