fight with Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan finally gets his name in lights in Las Vegas as he meets Saúl Canelo Álvarez. But I found this meeting with Aamir Khan the most fond and cherished when I was passing time driving in my modified Gypsy with my friends. Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is shattering box office records left, right British colonists for a result that would change their village's destiny.
In one notorious incident inKhan used his talk show to open fire on India for failing to tackle social ills including sexual abuse, arranged marriage and caste discrimination.
- Meet the Secret Superstar of China, from India: Aamir Khan
The countries have a love-hate relationship that dates back at least to the Sino-Indian Border Conflict of Since then, ties have been punctuated by economic competition and border disputes, even if there have been notable bright spots too — India was among the first countries to end formal ties with Taipei and recognise Beijing as the legitimate government of China. The latest reminder of the tensions came early last year, when Indian troops and their Chinese counterparts were involved in a months-long stand-off at the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction that raised fears the countries were heading for a second war.
The border dispute has cooled somewhat, but analysts say the shadow it has cast on Sino-Indian relations still looms large.
Likewise, his success flies in the face of polls. A survey by the Pew Research Centre showed that just 26 per cent of the Indian public held a positive view of Beijing.
Yet none of this stopped moviegoers across China from cheering when Geeta Phogat, the female wrestler in Dangal played by Fatima Sana Shaikh, wins gold and the Indian flag is raised to the tune of Jana Gana Mana, the Indian national anthem.
The Tamil star who has a cult following in … Japan Liew Kai Khiun, a soft power expert at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, questioned whether a handful of successful Bollywood movies signalled a new trend in Chinese soil. And while not everyone would agree with him, even for many Chinese who admit to disliking India, hostility is no longer per cent. He is such a great actor.
Amir Khan, the road to Vegas – in pictures
So talented and committed. His movies make you laugh and also make you cry. Surprisingly, there was not many people around. I went up to him and gave him my notebook so that he could sign an autograph.
He asked me for a pen but I did not have one. So he walked down to someone himself and borrowed a pen and signed his autograph me! I thought that was really cool.
Starring Aamir Khan and me? I was going to work, when I found the area near the Pushpa Narsee Park blocked with people.Molana tariq jameel met with Amir Khan
Some guys were stopping people from moving around where Aamir was supposed to enact a scene. He had to run with his son in his arms. The son was supposed to have got hurt while playing in the park. Aamir had a orange shirt and blue jeans on.
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I almost shouted at the guy who stopped me from blocking my way. I was late, so was not interested to know which shooting was going on. But I was pleasantly surprised that when I started walking, Aamir started running from the other end into the traffic with the child in his arms.
I would have almost appeared in the scene, except that a taxi passed between him and me, as he ran past me. Ten minutes with Aamir Khan! Injust after the terrorist attacks, Aamir was on a world tour to promote Lagaan and the Toronto film festival was an obvious stop. I was in school at the time studying in Ryerson University.
'I met Aamir in the men's room!'
The campus is close to the theatre where Lagaan was being screened. So I decided to watch it with a friend. I didn't really love the movie but I did consider it a brave effort. As we left the theatre, there he was -- one of India's greatest stars standing with his wife Reena Dutta who, by the way, looked gorgeous.
He looked shy and when he noticed that the two of us had recognised him, he shook our hands. His wife was polite as well.