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Alia Bhatt Defines True Patriotism

"When I went with Aamir, I understood that he is imparting knowledge to the villagers who need it, to survive and deal with the drought crisis of Maharashtra."

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Actress Alia Bhatt, who plays a spy in the forthcoming film “Raazi”, says she learnt a new definition of patriotism which is more about contribution to the well-being of people selflessly rather than just feeling proud and loving your country.

“I learnt that what we believe is patriotism is quite opposite of what true patriotism is. We say we are patriots because we are living in the country and we love our country, but that is not enough,” Alia told media here on Friday.

“We have to participate in activities that may not be beneficial to you but the larger population. During the journey of narrating the character, this is what I learnt which made me participate in things much more actively. What is the point of having so many followers on social media if I can’t use my voice?”

Actress Alia Bhatt, who plays a spy in the forthcoming film "Raazi", says she learnt a new definition of patriotism which is more about contribution to the well-being of people selflessly rather than just feeling proud and loving your country.
Actress Alia bhatti play lead role in Raazi, IANS

The actress went to a village in Maharashtra along with superstar Aamir Khan on May 1 to actively participate in ‘shramdaan’ in the process of water conservation.

She shared: “You know you don’t need to express your opinion all the time. You can feel for things and take action to solve a problem, instead of talking about the problem.

“When I went with Aamir, I understood that he is imparting knowledge to the villagers who need it, to survive and deal with the drought crisis of Maharashtra.”

“I think that is true patriotism. That is why action speaks louder than words. What is the point of having a take on an issue, if I am not resolving the problem?” she explained.

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“Raazi”, a cross-border spy drama, is based on the book titled “Calling Sehmat”. The film is set in Kashmir.

“In the film, Kashmir is not depicted in a negative light. Kashmir is a beautiful place and I love it. It is really unfortunate that their tourism business, which is a big part of the revenue, is affected because of the incidents that took place. People think that Kashmir is not a safe place to go, but that is not true,” Alia said.

Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film also features Vicky Kaushal and Soni Razdan. It is set to release on May 11. (IANS)

 

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Aamir Khan Meets Film Regulator Official of China

The actor said that he would like to share his filmmaking experiences with industry colleagues from China, seek inspiration and create more excellent works

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Bollywood actor Aamir Khan met a top official from China’s film regulator here last week and discussed cooperation between India and China in making films.

The actor is immensely popular in China for his movies like “Dangal”, “Secret Superstars” and “Three Idiots”, among others.

The Information Office of China’s State Council announced Aamir Khan’s meeting with Wang Xiaohui, Executive Vice Head of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Director General of the State Film Administration on Tuesday.

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Aamir Khan meets China’s film regulator official. Wikimedia Commons

The meeting was held on Friday.

Wang discussed the development of Chinese films and said he hoped that China and India could strengthen cultural exchanges and cooperation, share excellent films, carry out in-depth cooperation in making films and encourage filmmakers of both sides to produce more quality films.

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The actor said that he would like to share his filmmaking experiences with industry colleagues from China, seek inspiration and create more excellent works. (IANS)