Okay, I’m doing this countdown style! So let’s start with Aamir in the current decade, the Twenty-Teens (or whatever we have decided to call it).
He has gone pretty hard into the hipster chic. I know it’s partly for that period role in Thugs of Hindostan, but still! WEAR A REAL SHIRT!!! YOU ARE AN OLD MAN!!!
Similarly, BUTTON YOUR CUFFS! YOU HAVE GROWN CHILDREN! AND STOP TEASING YOUR HAIR!!! AND WEARING ARTISTIC GLASSES!!!
But I guess we can’t blame him, everyone got so excited when he embraced the sort of metro-sexual oughts look (“oughts”? Is that right?). I mean, check him out in Ghajini! All fitted shirt and tight pants, just like those guys who think they are so cool on the bus and then fall over when it stops short because their pants are too tight.
Also in Ghajini, he embraced the Indian version of the oughts look, shirtless and bodyhairless and fatless (thank you Hrithik!).
The 90s, that was a better time for Aamir. A happier time, when hair and pants were loose, and sweaters were acceptable as neckwear.
There isn’t much photographic evidence of Aamir in the 80s. And, tragically, none of it is funny. QSQT is such a good movie! And every still I look at, just makes me feel all heartbroken and swoony.
But the 70s make up for it! How do I love you Aamir in the 70s, let me count the ways! First, your “Disco Look” (yes yes, not actually from the 70s, but with that vibe, you know?).
And then your actual 70s look, so cute!
And finally, the picture a friend of mine described as “Our Bodies Our Selves type photo, like he’s down with second-wave feminism and wants to hear all your feelings.”
And one more, for his very first decade, the 1960s: