Thinkin' ain't necessarily acting
Even the threat of death by a thousand cuts can't drag me to a Bollywood movie. But when I hear that Ghajini looks set to clinch the title of biggest cinematic opening of Bollywood, I am pleased. After all, is there a better actor than Aamir in Bollywood? Never mind, there ain't no 'acting' in Bollywood.
The little I've heard of Aamir (on TV), he comes across as a 'thinker'. Guess, that's a good thing and guess that gets translated into his movies. And again, guess viewers take to it. The original Ghajini stars Surya, and though I haven't seen either, something tells me Surya's the better actor. That's 'cos Aamir's too much the thinker.
Contrast the Aamirian style with what Director Priyadarshan has to say about Kerala superstar Mohanlal's acting style, "He never prepares for any role or scene. He is not bothered how he looks or what he does. Once the camera is on, he is a transformed person. As he does only one film at a time, he knows everything about the film, nothing more."