Aamir finally attends an award function, but only for singer Lata Mangeshkar

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 07:33 GMT, Apr 24, 2017 |

Aamir Khan doesn’t attend nor collect awards. But this time around, the actor has made an exception for the one and only Lata Mangeshkar, someone Aamir admires and adores immeasurably.

And the ‘Nightingale of India’ reciprocates the sentiment in ample measure.

“I know he doesn’t collect awards. But he has made an exception for us. Aamir is indeed one of my favourite actors. Though we don’t meet anymore I know there is enormous mutual respect between us,” said Mangeshkar.

“I’ve known him from the time he was a child. I’ve seen him at his home playing and jumping around at his home when I visited his father (filmmaker Tahir Husain). He has always showered immense affection on me. I remember when he made Lagaan he insisted I sing the Bhajan Opaalan Hare. I love his focus and dedication to his work and most of all, I love his films. Taare Zameen Par is one of my favourite films featuring a contemporary actor. It is rare to  come across an artiste with such a conscientious body of work,” she added.