Some people have misconception that 1984 movie Holi which was basically filmed at FTTI was Aamir's debut movie
But in reality That movie didnt even release and even if it would have released it wouldnt have been added in Aamir's filmiography bcz he had a cameo in that movie
Following is an extract from an interview-
Did you have to struggle for a break as an actor?
I worked as an assistant director with my uncle Nasir-saab for four years in both Zabardast and Manzil Manzil. Earlier I was associated with the stage for two years. Before I got my break as a leading man with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, I had acted in two short films to train myself. I had gone to Pune to act in films without the knowledge of both my father and uncle. Ketan Mehta saw one film and offered me a cameo role in Holi when I was just an assistant. It required me to sit inside an almirah. Since the film was an off beat film, it was not even released but premiered on Doordarshan. Nasir-saab and Manzoor saw the film and liked my performance and offered me Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak.
I hope now people dont start saying Aamir acted in two short films so those are his debut movies
There is difference between short films/documentries and art/feature films the former doesnt get added to filmiography
Aamir's Filmiography starts with 1988 Blockbuster and cult classic movie Qayamat se Qayamat tak
Aamir even after coming from filmy background didnt get anything for free he worked hard for reaching at top where he is today.
He did short films stage drama became assistent director before getting his debut movie
AAMIR EVEN PASTED POSTER OF HIS MOVIES ON HIS OWN FOR PUBLICITY OF HIS MOVIE AND TODAY YOU FIND POSTER OF AAMIR'S MOVIE POSTED EVERYWHERE
Earlier Aamir was known as Tahir Hussain's son now Tahir hussain is known as Aamir's Father This is Aamir's success which he earned from his talent and hardwork.