Actor Aamir Khan’s brother, Faisal, who is best known for his role in Mela in a recent interview with Bollywood Hungama revealed that ilmmaker Karan Johar put him down. Speaking on the issue, the actor said, On my brother’s 50th birthday, I was looked down upon by someone, I don’t wish to take the name. But, Karan Johar acted weird with me; he put me down. He insulted me when I was trying to talk to someone and trying to disconnect with the person I was talking to. The filmmaker allegedly tried to disconnect him with the person. The 54-year old said, “If your work flops, they don’t treat you well, adding that he was sidelined from the industry and his work was never appreciated.
However, Faisal said that it is not impossible for ‘outside’ talent to make its mark in the film industry. Citing the example of actors such as Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ayushmann Khurrana and others, he said that industry kids can have an initial advantage, as he did, but they will survive only on the basis of what they bring to the table. “At the end of the day, you’ll get a break in the industry due to nepotism and favouritism. If your father is a big director then he can make a few calls and people to cast you, but you will have to prove your worth in the end. There’s no theory or formula for success. There are going to be new people coming in both from the insiders and outsiders. In fact, I think that the rate of insiders flopping is higher than that of the outsiders because you get the chance but you’re not successful,” he said.
On the work front, Faisal, is gearing up for the release of his directorial debut, Faactory which is a romantic thriller film. Faissal will also be seen essaying the lead role in the film alongside Rajkumar Kanojia and Ribbhu Mehra in pivotal roles.Faissal Khan made his Bollywood debut as the lead in the 1994 Madhosh film. The actor had previously appeared in a small role in Aamir Khan's debut film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak.