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Superstar Aamir Khan is very happy to be featured in the "Nayi soch" campaign directed by Nitesh Tiwari as a progressive father

Superstar Amir Khan, Wikimedia

Mumbai, Feb 26, 2017: Superstar Aamir Khan, who has two sons and a daughter, is happy to feature in a TV campaign which is a tribute to “proud dads and their daughters”.

Created and directed by Nitesh Tiwari of “Dangal” fame, the brand film features Aamir as a small-town, middle-class but new-age father who is confident that his daughters will take ahead the legacy of his business.

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“I think it is a great initiative by Star Plus. The film is a tribute to all the proud dads and their daughters who became the beacons of change,” Aamir said in a statement.

It is a Women’s Day special of Star India’s ad campaign ‘Nayi Soch’, which puts the spotlight on social issues of gender inequality.

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“Our latest ‘Nayi Soch’ film not only questions the gender discrimination that still exists, but also iterates our belief that it is time for fathers to step up and inspire their daughters with confidence and self-belief,” said Uday Shankar, Chairman and CEO, Star India.

“Aamir Khan brings great credibility and empathy to the role of a father whose progressive thinking gives his daughters the freedom to flourish,” he added.

The brand film is a reflection of how in a nation of over 10 million shops and establishments, it is hard to find even a single one that holds the title of “and daughters”, it is always “and sons”.

The film ends with the line: “Kaamyabi na ladka dekhti hai na ladki. Kaamyabi sirf soch dekhti hai (Success does not consider whether one is a boy or girl; it only takes powerful thoughts into account)”.

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Aamir had earlier hosted the TV show “Satyamev Jayate” for the channel.

The show covered sensitive social issues prevalent in India such as female foeticide, child sexual abuse, rape, honour killings, domestic violence, untouchability, alcoholism, and the criminalisation of politics. (IANS)

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I’m Totally Indisciplined, says Aamir Khan

"Sometimes I multitask when I need to, but I don't enjoy that," he added

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Aamir Khan" I am very indisciplined. Wikimedia Commons
  • Aamir Khan is one of the biggest superstars of Bollywood
  • He is often referred to as Mr Perfectionist
  • Aamir says that he is very indisciplined

Actor Aamir Khan, often known as Bollywood’s Mr Perfectionist, says he is “totally indisciplined” in real life, but his work brings out the discipline in him.

The actor-producer on Monday launched his friend and filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani’s pilot wife-turned-author Manjeet Hirani’s book titled “How To Be Human” here.

Aamir Khan launched Majot Hirani's new book. Wikimedia Commons
Aamir Khan launched Majeet Hirani’s new book. Wikimedia Commons

The book talks about how people can learn from animals around them. In the book, Manjeet has mentioned how her pet dog Buddy Hirani is very disciplined when it comes to his diet.

On discipline in his own life, Aamir told the media: “Actually, I am not disciplined at all. I am totally indisciplined. The only thing that gets me to be disciplined is my work so if I was not an actor and not in this field, I would have been most indisciplined person.

“The only reason I am disciplined is because my work requires me to be so. Otherwise, I am not disciplined. I know it’s very hard for people to imagine that… But this is the fact and people who are close to me know that and they know how indisciplined I am. The only thing is work that pulls me back to track and makes me do what I have to do.”

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Aamir, who was the voice of Pluto the dog in Bollywood film “Dil Dhadakne Do”, admits there’s a lot people can learn from pets.

Aamir thinks one can learn a lot from their pets.


“It’s so true that actually we can learn so much not only from our own pets but from animals around us because they are really less judgmental than we are.

“We are very judgmental on many things and for many reasons which you don’t need to be. Whereas, an animal is also judgmental but on a very few things. They are judgmental about their survival… Like if a deer is walking in Forest, he would be judgmental towards a tiger thinking ‘He will eat me’, whereas we are judgmental on so many levels all the time.”

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Aamir also said he rarely thinks beyond the present. “I live in the now and I never have long-term plans. It’s always about what I am to do right now.”

“I have also realised that no matter what I am doing right now, my entire focus is on that one thing — whether it is eating, meeting somebody, watching a film, shooting a film or a discussion with someone. Whatever I am doing at time, I am fully into that.”

Aamir Khan says he only thinks about the present. Wikimedia Commons

“Nothing else distracts me from that. So, for me it comes naturally. I don’t think of the future. Sometimes I multitask when I need to, but I don’t enjoy that,” he added. IANS