‘Time Machine’: Aamir Khan’s shelved Sci-Fi movie from 90s
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is synonymous to success of a film if he is featured in it. But little did his fans know that he had waived off his entire fee for a film made in early 90’s, so that the film could be released.
Sadly, even then the film could not be completed. Titled ‘Time Machine’, it was a movie by none other than director Shekhar Kapur. This film was Shekhar’s next big sci-fi project after ‘Mr. India’ (1987).
But, it was subsequently shelved due to financial constraints, and was never completed or released. It’s been exactly 25 years now since the time it was shelved, after it was completed almost 75% in the year 1992.
Aamir Khan’s character was to go back in time from the period of 1990’s to that of 1960’s to meet his future parents before they ever met each other.
Raveena Tandon was signed on to play the romantic interest of Aamir Khan’s character. ‘Time Machine’ was perhaps their first film paired together on screen. Later on, they went on to do films like ‘Parampara’ and ‘Andaz Apna Apna’.
Veteran actors Naseeruddin Shah and Rekha were playing the parts of Aamir Khan’s onscreen parents. Aamir and Nasseruddin went on to work together in ‘Sarfarosh’.
In year 2008, reports suggested that Shekhar Kapur was making an attempt to revive the film with a new cast. Some sources had even said that he was keen on casting Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role but hadn’t approached him till then.