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Aamir and the Narmada dam: What's your opinion?

April 18, 2006

The sight of actor Aamir Khan -- fresh from the success of Rang de Basanti -- at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, where the Narmada Bachao Andolan sat in protest last week, has set off reactions from shock to surprise to violence.

'I do not know about the technicalities involved in raising the height of the dam. What I do know is that farmers have been displaced from their land and they have lost their livelihood. Till the people who have already been displaced by the dam are not rehabilitated, the height of the dam should not be raised,' Khan said.

Author Arundhati Roy, who supports the NBA herself, found it ironic that Khan, who endorses Coca-Cola, made an appearance at the protest and added that celebrity support must be informed. Meanwhile, in Gujarat, effigies of Khan were burnt and people threatened to boycott his next film, Fanaa. At the same time, however, Khan's action has drawn praise from several people, too.

What do you think about Aamir Khan backing theNarmada protest? Is it a publicity stunt? Or a hangover from Rang de Basanti, which also carried a message on social consciousness? Or do you think the actor is truly concerned about the issue?

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Number of User Comments: 817

Sub: Narmada & Aamir

If Aamir is really a great environmentalist why is he still campaigning for a product like Coke. Two standards will take one nowhere.

Posted by Shashi

Sub: aamir

aamir doesnt require any publicity then why would he do the publicity stunt . he really felt from inside that he should do whatever little ...

Posted by swaroop

Sub: Opanion

No Doubt Aamir Khan is a very crasious person he is always fight with a right thought and way.Personally I seek his nature out of ...

Posted by Hasan

Sub: Not a Stunt , c'mon

How can one even think that this is a stunt. Anybody could have been moved by the dare-devil bhukh hartaal by Medha Patkar. And Amir ...

Posted by Mayukh Das

Sub: Aamir and Narmada

When it comes to Narmada issue, may be Aamir Khan is living his character from Rang De Basanti or may be he is performing the ...

Posted by Arathi Sangameswaran



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