Shahid pays tribute to Aamir and Taare...

Last Updated: Thu, Mar 25, 2010 09:27 hrs

Shahid has been an unabashed fan of Aamir Khan ever since he became an actor. Now in choreographer-turned-producer and Shahid's close friend Ahmed Khan's upcoming film Paathshaala, being directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali's erstwhile assistant Milind Ukey, Shahid gets to pay a tribute to his favourite actor.

In this unconventionally-plotted and designed film, Shahid plays an English and music teacher who comes into the lives of a group of young troubled students. The similarities to Taare Zameen Par are delightfully direct.

Ahmed Khan doesn't deny the fact that Taare Zameen Par has made a huge difference to the way we look at movie entertainment and at the parent-child relationship.

"I'd happily admit that Paathshaala is inspired by Taare Zameen Par, except for the fact that Paathshala was conceived and written a year ago. It's about a sensitive nurturing teacher's interaction with a group of kids.

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