"Politics not for my cup,
says Aamir Khan"
by Neeraj Nanda
He said the issue
was under social glare and the government feels
something must be done about it. About the
ferocious attacks on Indian students in Australia
last year, Aamir Khan said violence and racism is
there in every country and the incidents were
unfortunate. Aamir Khan yet again ruled out
joining politics and said he was pleased being an
The newest flick ‘Peepli Live’ is an Aamir Khan production but he does not act in the movie. It revolves around the eve of national elections in an Indian village of Peepli, where two poor farmers, Natha and Budhia, fear losing their land over an unpaid government loan.
Desperate, they seek help from an apathetic local politician, who suggests they commit suicide to benefit from a government program that aids the families of indebted deceased farmers. When a journalist overhears Budhia urge Natha to "do what needs to be done" for the sake of their families, a media frenzy happens - whether Natha would commit suicide. The film is slated for release on 13th.
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