Bollywood star Aamir Khan recently spoke at the Energy Globe Awards: “In India we have this philosophy of three gods: Brahma, the god of creation, Vishnu, the god of sustenance and Shiva, god of destruction. We believe that everything that exists goes through these 3 stages. We are the level above the earth because we are the only creatures on earth who are acting against nature. When it is hot, we put air conditioning on, when it is cold we put the heating on, we are driving miles in few hours to be able to conquer distances. We control the earth. So, we are doing everything against what is natural in nature.”
He went on to ask a question: “My question is what is progress? All the things we call progress have actually resulted in huge destruction of the Earth – airplanes, electricity, cell-phones and the big factories – to make our life easier.”
Aamir, who has won the Filmfare Best Actor Award for Raja Hindustani and Lagaan is a committed environmentalist and social activist, never afraid to tackle historical and contemporary issues in his movies, such as in Earth, Mangel Pandey:The Rising, Rang De Basanti, Fanaa and Taare Zameen Paar. His next movie is the hotly awaited Ghajini, which is loosely based on Christopher Nolan’s excellent Memento, is a remake of one of the top-selling Kollywood films of all time. Starring opposite Aamir Khan is Asin, who also starred in the Tamil version of the movie.