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Happy Birthday Aamir Khan: 5 new avatars for the versatile actor

Soubriquets sit lightly on Aamir Khan's shoulders - a versatile star, a thinking man's actor, a man who cannot be typecast, a perfectionist and a social activist. Now, that's quite a lot rolled into one man, won't you agree?

But there is this thing about human nature - the more you get, the more you want. So, Aamir may have entertained us in a multi-hued ways all these years but we want more, so much more. Here are films and TV series, five different avatars, done by others stars in which we would have liked to see him. Now, no offence to other actors, they were superb in what they did, but we just can't have enough of Aamir. So, here goes…

PadosanEveryone who has seen Aamir in that comedic epic Andaz Apna Apna (and who hasn't) knows that the actor has superb comic timing. Aila, then why so little comedy, Mr Khan? We want Aamir to star in another classic, Padosan. And who as, you may ask? As the paan-chewing guru of all manipulations, Vidyapathi, who helps Bhola finally come together with his ladylove Bindu. We would love to see Aamir doing the role which Kishore Kumar played so effortlessly.
Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan has played cop many times but always a straight cop who plays by the rules. Now, if he was not all kosher, more Robinhood than Mr Always Right with a Pandey added in the end? Add the swagger, some shirtless shots and some dialogues that play to the front bench and we would be happy, happy, happy.

Singh is KinggThis film because we will get to see Aamir Khan as a Sikh - one who likes spreading happiness and light all around at a great personal cost to others. Again, we hardly need to remind you of Aamir's comic timing.  

Darr Now this is a film which was offered to Aamir and he refused. If he had done Darr, we would have seen him as the obsessed lover who goes from grey to black in a jiffy. Now, those are the shades Aamir has not dabbled with much. We would like to see that changed. And Aamir saying, "Kkkk… Kiran." Priceless.

Byomkesh Bakshi 
Move over Benedict Cumberbatch. If Aamir is ready to take on the role of Byomkesh Babu, played by Rajit Kapur in the '90s on TV, we will get a desi detective who can go head-to-head with Sherlock. As the dhoti-wearing, wife-fearing Bengali detective created by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, we will see Aamir as the super-sleuth who solves crimes just by exercising his brain. Can already see that look of intense concentration *goosebumps*. 

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