Mansoor, who made his directorial debut with 1988 Aamir-starrer Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, last directed Josh in 2000.
He was a co-producer on Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, which marked the acting debut of his nephew Imran Khan.
At the launch of Mansoor’s father and Aamir’s uncle Nasir Husain’s biography, the 51-year-old actor expressed his desire to have his cousin back on the director’s chair.
Aamir’s revelation came after Mansoor spoke about how he was reluctant to enter films and Nasir told him, “You might go anywhere but in the end you will have to return to films because these are our roots.” At that time, Mansoor was studying MBA.
Aamir interrupted his brother and quipped, “Nowadays, I have been saying the same to Mansoor, ‘You can’t go far, you will have to return! (to filmmaking).’ I have been trying to convince him.”
Mansoor replied, “I hope, like the last time, this time also it comes true,” igniting hope in fans about his return.
Mansoor has had a short but shinning career. While he won a National Award for Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, his other three directorial ventures – Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Akele Hum Akele Tum and Josh – garnered audience’s love. Other than wanting cousin Mansoor back in B’Town Aamir Khan is all praise for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and overwhelmed with Ranbir Kapoor’s performance in the romantic drama, going to the extent of calling him the best actor.
Aamir tweeted that the Karan Johar’s directorial venture is a “must watch”.
“Just saw Ae Dil. WHAT a film!!! I just LOVED it! Karan has hit the ball out of the stadium. Ranbir, Aishwarya and Anushka have just killed it. Ranbir is the best actor! Period! A must see!” the 51-year-old actor gushed on the social networking site.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which released this Friday, has been getting appreciation from fans, industry and critics.
According to a press release issued by the makers, the romantic-drama collected Rs 13.10 crore on day two, taking the total to Rs 26.40 crore.
The film released along with the Ajay Devgn-starrer action flick Shivaay.