Aamir Khan’s fan base seems to be growing bigger and better, by each passing day! The newest person to praise Aamir Khan is none other than Bill Gates, who is chairman of the world’s largest software company, Microsoft.
Bill Gates is involved in too many social and charitable causes. He runs the “Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation” and travels across the world to assist the underprivileged. The organization gives grants to NGOs that are working in sectors such as public health. In India, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is investing money in research on new vaccines. Bill Gates had visited India just last year, to discuss social issues. Aamir Khan had met Bill Gates then and now, Bill Gates has expressed his desire to meet Aamir Khan again.
Aamir Khan, too, is involved in a lot of social and charitable causes. His reality television show Satyamev Jayate was immensely popular and challenged traditional practices such as dowry and child marriages, besides other social issues that plague India. It brought about a mini revolution of sorts. The second season of Satyamev Jayate is expected to go on-air sometime this year.
Aamir was so serious about his social message, that, he bore a loss of about Rs.150 crores to ensure that advertisers didn’t cash in on his show by displaying the ads he had done previously. He believed that if his ads were shown, his actual message would be lost! Aamir has earned quite a name for this. He is also the UNICEF ambassador for child nutrition.
Bill Gates is expected to visit India sometime soon. In his blog, he wrote, “I also want to hear about his TV show, Satyamev Jayate (Truth Alone Prevails), which is shining a light on some critical issues facing India. And maybe, if I’m lucky, he’ll show me a few dance moves”. Meeting Aamir Khan is one of the three things Bill Gates is planning to do when he visits India this time.
Seems like his social messages have reached far too many people and places! Coincidentally, Aamir’s ancestry can be traced to one of India’s most proactive, respected and selfless freedom fighters, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, who went on to become India’s first education minister! Must say, Inquilab (revolution) is in his genes!