Want to contribute to society, nation-building via films: Aamir
IANS [ Wed, Dec 4, 2013 ]
- New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Aamir Khan, Bollywood's hugely popular actor-producer, says he doesn't have to join politics to bring in change because he can do it as an entertainer.
He is the face of Incredible India campaign. He is a UNICEF ambassador to promote child nutrition, and he hosted "Satyamev Jayate", but is not looking at politics at all.
"I have no intention to enter politics. I want to use the medium of filmmaking and entertainment to contribute to the society and nation-building," Aamir said here at India Today Group's Agenda Aaj Tak here Wednesday.
"Every person should be politically conscious and at least have a basic understanding of social issues because only then they will we be able to make the informed choices. So, yes, I am a political person according to that. But I have no interest in politics," he added.
In the past, Aamir raised an issue as sensitive as dyslexia in his directorial debut "Taare Zameen Par", which spun entertainment and education deftly.
His TV show "Satyamev Jayate" presented startling facts about issues like dowry and female infanticide.
"I feel that wherever I am, that is my platform and I am happy there. I can bring a lot of change in society through the medium I work in. I feel my communication skills, my storytelling capabilities are my strengths. I can touch people's hearts, and I can use these to reach the people. It is an important part of nation-building," added the 48-year-old who will be next seen in "Dhoom 3".