Aamir Khan, his wife Kiran Rao and the film-maker Karan Johar are in Assam presently. Yesterday, the three visited the Kaziranga National Park, where they received a warm welcome by the forest officials.
“I must congratulate the officials and staff of Kaziranga for their conservation efforts and increasing the rhino population here,” said Aamir Khan, who is on his first visit to Assam.
When the reporters asked him if he plans to make a movie on the one-horn Rhino habitat at the Kaziranga National Park, Khan said “There is no such plan in my mind just now but I will if ideas come up later. The conservation issue is very close to all of us.”
“I have been thinking of coming to Assam and wanted to give a surprise to my wife Kiran on her 40th birthday yesterday. We will be in Assam for about a week to visit different places,” said the actor and added that the visit was a personal one.
“My director Reema Kagti (of Talaash fame) who is from the state would talk about it and its food. I have come to spend time in Assam, meet and enjoy the company of the people here. I thank the people of Assam for a warm welcome and showering us with love”, he said.
Aamir, his son Azad, Kiran and Karan Johar got a warm welcome at the national park and the Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain presented them with the traditional Assamese eri silk sador (scarf) and jacket, a japi (bamboo hat) and wooden rhino model.
Giving an indication that he might make a movie there, Karan Johar said, “I would like to come back with a movie camera if possible. What we saw in Kaziranga is spectacular. The people in Assam are very hospitable.
Aamir celebrated his wife Kiran Rao’s 40th birthday yesterday at Wild Maseer Resort at Balipara.