Shammi Kapoor is Aamir’s lucky mascot

May 19th, 2008 - 6:51 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Taare Zameen Par

Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Guess who is actor-turned-director Aamir Khan’s lucky mascot? Yesteryears’ charismatic “Yahoo” star Shammi Kapoor. Shammi is a close friend of Aamir’s family since he worked in classics like “Teesri Manzil” and “Tum Sa Nahi Dekha” produced by Aamir’s uncle Nasir Hussain.

“Shammi-ji’s blessings are important. He has been a guiding force since a long time and has been very close to our family,” Aamir told reporters here.

Aamir has been seeking Shammi’s blessings ever since his own debut film “Qayamat se Qayamat Tak” in 1988. More recently, he went to take his lucky mascot’s blessings for his directorial debut “Taare Zameen Par” by presenting the first copy of the music CD to the legendary actor.

“It’s a kind of ritual for us to go and present him the first copy of the music.”

Aamir is upbeat about launching his nephew Imran Khan with his third production “Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na” and has planned to go to Shammi’s residence to seek blessings for the debutante.

“This time it’s Imran’s launch and it’s all the more important,” Aamir said.

Apparently, a lavish music launch has been planned for Tuesday but Aamir wants to keep it a rather intimate affair and visit Shammi and present him a copy of the film’s music.

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