Aamir Khan adopts drought-hit villages in Maharashtra and netizens react with report trending on the social media.
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is back in news for good reasons. If a few months ago he grabbed headlines for his India remarks this time around he is talk of the media and social media after reports surfaced that he has adopted villages in parched Kutch in Maharashtra.
While addressing an event organised by Pani Foundation, the actor said and as quoted by a leading national daily TOI: “Arresting rain water and conserving every drop are the only options to fight droughts and drought-like situations in the long run. The water issue in Maharashtra is worsening every passing day. To tackle this problem permanently, we have to give preference to the success of Jal Yukta Shivar and similar projects.”
His reports are trending on the social media with users expressing their thoughts. In a random search OT found a few.
Pankaj Goel wrote: “Sorry Aamir …I think u r trying to save ur boat …..Dangal is coming soon and u don’t hv any option left (after ur statement)……..what about the Dangal t-shirts and posters during drought ur visits to drought hit areas…..moreover draught in Maharashtra is since many years….what made u think adopting 2 villages now?….we do remember ur stunts during release of Lagan (adopting 2 quake hit villages of Gujarat) and during Rang De Basanti (photogenic support to Medha Patkar)….stop making a fool of us….if u want to know how tolerant this country is then please see the box office numbers of ur shitty movie Dhoom 3!!”
Md Raza Ahmad wrote: “Aamir’s dedication to help the victims of water crisis in Maharashtra has earned him plenty of plaudits particularly because, not so long ago, he was dubbed as anti-national and many BJP leaders had asked him to leave India with some even suggesting to take refuge in Pakistan.
Faisal Humayun wrote: “Q) Are his intentions genuine? Me) He remains an anti-national and he is doing this just to cover-up his anti-national comments. Q) But after Gujarat earthquake in 2001, Khan had adopted villages in Kutch. What was that? Me) That was publicity stunt for his movie Lagaan and Dil Chahta Hain (both released in 2001). Q) Khan has been touring the worst affected regions in the state to create awareness about water conservation and watershed management. Also publicity stunt? Me) Yes, he is promoting Dangal. Watch out for Dangal t-shirts and Dangal posters during his visit.”
Vicky Nayyar wrote: “Respect!! Now where are those so called “patriots” hiding come out all you morons and do something like dis.. India need more people like Aamir who literally work for the welfare of society and doesn’t bark like stupid bunch of rowdy illiterate politicians who are good for nothing losers…”
Harshad Malvankar wrote: “Sorry Amir Bhai.. I think u r trying to save ur boat …..Dangal is coming soon and u don’t hv any option left. .. People like u can’t b trusted after ur intolerance statement…. Moreover draught in Maharashtra is since many years….what made u think adopting 2 villages now? Hope there is no personal motive.”
Nana Patekar and Akshay Kumar are other two actors who too have been reported to have adopted and supported a few villages in Maharashtra that are declared drought. The issue turned out to be so important that even a few IPL matches to be played in the State were shifted after activists cried foul, alleging that water is being wasted in stadium.