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Superstar Aamir Khan features as ‘proud dad’ in TV Campaign

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

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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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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)