In his latest blog, Aamir Khan has spoken out against the militant attack that has devastated the southern tip of the city and shaken Mumbaikers to the core. He also warns against politicians trying to use the event for their own purposes: “I dread to think of how various political parties are now going to try and use this tragedy to further their political careers,” he says, “At least now they should learn to not divide people and instead become responsible leaders. An incident such as this really exposes how ill-equipped we are as a society as far as proper leaders go. We desperately need young, dynamic, honest, intelligent and upright leaders, who actually care for the country.”
Although the characters are acting from entirely different motives, Aamir’s own film Rang De Basanti presages how a group of young disaffected militants could be capable of taking control of a major urban centre – a radio station in this case – and create a hostage situation. The recent film A Wednesday also covers similar territory to the current event in Mumbai.
On a happier note, Aamir recently brought tears to the eyes of his co-star in Ghajini, British-actress Jiah Khan, by paying her a huge compliment with regard to her acting talent. “Aamir told my mother that if I was a part of Ghajini it was because of my own achievement and talent,” says Jiah, “It was the best compliment I have received, that too from the best actor of the country – Aamir Khan. What more could I ask for?”