Aamir: Bollywood's most patriotic star

Jan 19, 2006 Nidhi Pathak and Manissha Despaande

Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Aamir Khan seems to be Bollywood's most patriotic star, having featured in "Sarfarosh", "Lagaan", "Mangal Pandey" and now "Rang De Basanti".

Be it fate, coincidence or intended approach, his last few releases were more or less based on patriotism, reports Bollywood Trade.

In "Sarfarosh", he played a sincere police officer who tries to wipe off drug-trafficking between India and Pakistan and in "Lagaan", he played a self-righteous villager in the pre-Independence era who meets British officers head-on.

And recently he featured in the most hyped patriotic film of 2005 "Mangal Pandey - The Rising". He etched the role of a martyr - Mangal Pandey who triggered a revolt against the East India Company in 1857. The movie was released on Independence Day.

His latest film "Rang De Basanti", slated for a Republic Day release, also has a tinge of patriotism. The film revolves around urban youth living in Delhi. After the "Mangal Pandey" debacle this is Aamir's first release, let's hope it hits gold at the box-office.

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