After spending a while being directed, it isn't a surprise several actors gain an understanding of the medium and decided to take on the helm themselves.
As Aamir Khan prepares to go for it with Taare Zameen Par, we decided to take a look at other actors who are trying to take on the challenge, as well as those who've been the most memorable:
Devgan's currently helming his first film, U, Me Aur Hum -- with wife Kajol helpfully starring -- and setting it up for a 2008 release. There is positive buzz about the film as Devgan, like Aamir, enjoys the reputation of a no-nonsense perfectionist, and it is interesting to imagine him directing a romantic comedy.
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