Remember Aamir Khan's Brother From Mela, Who Once Suffered Mental Illness Is Doing This These Days

After failures and mental illness, he is still fighting back.

Remember Aamir Khan's Brother From Mela, Who Once Suffered Mental Illness Is Doing This These Days
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Did you know Bollywood star Aamir Khan has a brother too? To all those who didn't know this, well, don't worry, people, you are not the only one. 

Aamir Khan's bother has been seen in various movies. You may remember him if I tell you that he was in the action masala movie from the year 2000, Mela. In the movie, he played the role of Shankar Shane. 

Still no clue? OK, last hint. He has made a special appearance in the super hit movie, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar as a college student. He was also in the movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) as Baba's Gang member. 

What about now? Still looking for answers? The person I am talking about is none other than Faisal Khan... Oh! not the Dance India Dance one, the other one. 

So, c'mon let's see what is he doing these days.

Born in a filmy background.

Born in a filmy background.

Faisal Khan is the son of producer Tahir Hussain and brother of famous actor and producer, Aamir Khan. He has two sisters, Nikhat Khan who is a producer and Farhat Khan. His uncle Nasir Hussain was a producer and director. His nephew Imran Khan is an actor, and his cousin Tariq Khan is a former actor of the 1970s and 1980s.

Woah! This is called a true filmy family

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He made his film debut in 1988, in his brother Aamir's film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. 

 He made his film debut in 1988, in his brother Aamir's film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. 
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According to the sources, Khan made a brief appearance in his uncle Nasir Hussain's 1969 film, Pyar Ka Mausam, playing Shashi Kapoor's role as a child at the age of three years. He made his adult film debut in 1988, playing a minor role as a villain in his brother Aamir's film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. He worked as an assistant director in his father's 1990 film, Tum Mere Ho, which starred his brother Aamir in the lead.

You will be shocked to know that in 2007, Faisal was reported missing for two days.

Khan got his first leading role in the 1994 film Madhosh.

Khan got his first leading role in the 1994 film Madhosh.
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According to the sources, film Madhosh which was produced by his father and directed by Vikram Bhatt. After a five-year hiatus, he made his comeback alongside his brother in Mela (2000). He appeared in several other films that fared poorly at the box office. He also appeared in the TV serial Aandhi in 2003. His last film was Chand Bujh Gaya in 2005. After a decade-long hiatus, it was announced that he would be the star in Chinar Daastaan-E-Ishq a film produced by Rajesh Jain. In 2017, he is set to star in the film Danger, a horror thriller film directed by Faisal Saif.

In 2007, Faisal was reported missing for two days.

In 2007, Faisal was reported missing for two days.
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Faisal had filed a report to the police several days earlier accusing his brother Aamir of keeping him confined in his home because he was mentally ill. He was eventually traced to Pune and brought back to Mumbai where he went through a medical examination. He was eventually diagnosed with a mental disorder, and his brother Aamir and his father were in a custody battle over Faisal that was on headlines. Faisal's custody was later awarded to his father, Vivek.

Faisal left film industry a long time ago, but now is planning a comeback.

Film 'Mental' (yet-to-be-titled)

Film 'Mental' (yet-to-be-titled)
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According to Hindustan Times, Faisal is planning to return to the films with Sharique Minhaj's yet-to-be-titled movie. The working title of the movie currently is 'Mental'. 

It is a new age movie.

It is a new age movie.
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According to him, "It is a new-age movie, especially for the generation next who are madly obsessed with a one-sided affair and who take wrong decisions which are very immoral."

Read to know what the movie is all about.

A one-sided love affair and the guy goes to all lengths to win his love.

A one-sided love affair and the guy goes to all lengths to win his love.
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"This film's subject is different from the earlier two films we did together. It revolves around a one-sided love affair, and the guy goes to all lengths to win his love. He even becomes mental too. I believe in quality rather than quantity. I listen to the script first before giving my nod. When Sharique narrated the script and my role, I eagerly accepted to do," he told IANS.

Earlier, he had given up on his acting career.

Earlier, he had given up on his acting career.
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"Yes, I had given up my acting career. And this film was supposed to have another actor. However, when my secretary heard the story, he thought I would be a perfect fit for the lead role. The film's director Sharique Minhaj and producer met me and gave me a narration. The story excited me so much that I felt it would be a perfect platform to come back into acting," he said.

Once suffered from mental illness, this is what he wants to say...

"My work will talk now!"

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"I had to deal with the mental tag for a long time in my life. I went through a tough phase in my life during then. I don't have any hassles with being called mental because I can't possibly go to each and every person and tell them that I am not mental. I want my work to talk. My work will prove that I am fine. Or else how could a mental person be acting in movies? I was also proved normal by the Court. Not many people are aware of that, the verdict says it all. It was a bad time when all these issues started doing the rounds. I have put all that behind me and today all of us in my family are together," he said in the interview with Indian Express. 

He never asked his family for help because...

He never asked his family for help because...
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"My family is full of people like Aamir Khan, Naser Hussain, Tahir Hussain and Mansoor Khan who have never seen failures like I have. If you haven't gone through a particular path, how will you guide others on the same? So, they will evaluate everything from their perspective. They won't be able to relate to failure. Hence, I chose to do smaller films without any help," he said. 

Since we are talking about Faisal, here are some epic clips from his well-known movie Mela...

"Zameen par hai tu..."

The fight scene from the movie.

We wish you all the best for the new beginning in the industry, Faisal. 

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