Aamir Khan’s son Junaid Khan opens up on debut film Maharaja’s court case

Aamir Khan’s son Junaid Khan made an impressive debut in Siddharth P Malhotra’s film titled Maharaja. The biographical crime drama flick stirred up some serious controversies that it was banned by the court from release. Maharaj is based on the Maharaj Libel Case of 1862 where Junaid played the real life character of Karsandas Mulji, a bold journalist who questions the activities of a godman played by Jaideep Ahlawat. Vishwa Hindu Parishad objected the film and asked to put it on hold. However, on June 21, the Gujarat High Court lifted the stay order, and the movie was directly released on Netflix.

In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Juunaid Khan revealed how difficult and challenging it was for him to have his first movie face criticism, controversies and get banned. He revealed it was a tough time when Maharaja his debut film went to court and release was put on hold. He said, “We were all on edge a little bit, I think. But there was a lot of faith in the film from all of us and people who have seen the film.” Aamir Khan’s son also mentioned that everyone who watched the film before release claimed that things were handled sensitively. He added, “That faith was always there from Yash Raj Films and Netflix. That gave us some courage.”

Junaid further went on praise his co-star Jaideep Ahlawat, saying, “He’s superb. Working with him was a great experience when you are graphing scenes together… As characters, we’re pitted against each other, but as actors, we’re always working together. He has tremendous insight into a character, into how a scene should play out. So, it was great.”

The makers released the movie quietly without a trailer release and promotions. Maharaja directed by Siddharth Malhotra is produced by Aditya Chopra under the banners of Yash Raj Films.