Faissal Khan: 'I never asked for help from Aamir to build my career'

Aamir Khan's brother Faissal Khan says that despite all the struggles he has had in his life all these years, he never asked for help from his famous brother because he wanted to chart his own journey

author_img IANS Published :  31st August 2021 05:48 PM   |   Published :   |  31st August 2021 05:48 PM
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Aamir Khan's brother Faissal Khan says that despite all the struggles he has had in his life all these years, he never asked for help from his famous brother because he wanted to chart his own journey

After staying away from the limelight for almost a decade, Aamir Khan's brother Faissal Khan is coming out with a feature film titled Faactory as actor and director. 

During the promotions of the film, Faissal, who is known for 2000-film Mela, was asked if he asked for help from his brother Aamir to restore his career in Bollywood. "No, I did not ask help to build my career from Aamir. I wanted to do things by myself because whatever it is, my success, my failure is mine. He is my brother, he wishes well for me but I had to go through a dark phase, that is part of my journey. That is my life," Faissal told IANS.

"Isn't it funny that when someone struggles to make something of his own and does not get as much success as other siblings, they are asked why don't you ask for support and help? But if he takes support and achieves success, it is called nepotism? Yes, I had a hard life but now I really want to get back in acting and directing films. I need the opportunity to grow and I am emotionally and physically ready to make my path," he added.

Faissal started his career as a junior actor and appeared in the films like Pyar Ka Mausam and Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and also worked as an assistant director with his father and uncle. Later though he acted in films like Madhosh, Border Hindustan Ka and Mela among others, he could not achieve as much success as his brother.

His directorial debut Faactory, which features Roaleey Ryan, Raj Kumar Kanojia, and Ribbhu Mehra among others, is heading for a theatrical release. When asked why he and his producer opted for a theatrical release as opposed to the OTT platform, he shared, "We were told it is a small film and there is no popular face attached to our film. So then my producer decided to opt for a theatrical release. It was not nice to realise that on one hand we are talking about supporting small films and on the other hand, films get rejected this way. I think everyone deserves a chance."

The film releases in theatres on September 3.

*Edited from an IANS report

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