Bollywood superstar Aamir khan says he has not been affected by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation move because all his money is safe in the banks. Aamir Khan, who essays the role of Geeta Phogat’s father Mahavir Singh in upcoming “Dangal”, visited the wrestler’s house here
“I had to face no trouble because all my money is in the bank and payments are through cheques,” the 51-year-old actor said.
Bollywood has been divided over the move but most of the celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai have come out in its support, where as some have said that it is an inconvenience to the public. “We (celebrities) are scared to say anything. Whatever we say it’s taken in another direction,” he said.
The move has had an impact on the films that released in the past two weeks. When asked if he is worried since his film “Dangal” will release in December, Aamir said, “I am not aware of it. I can’t comment.”
The face of women’s wrestling in India, Geeta is all set to marry fellow wrestler Pawan Kumar tonight in a ceremony in Dadri.
Aamir looked his part as the “ladkiwala” in his white kurta pajama, black bundi and red safa. He was accompanied by actress Sakshi Tanwar, director Nitesh Tiwari and Sanya Malhotra as he handed out gifts to the bride-to-be.
Aamir said he wanted to gift Geeta the wedding ensemble but was told that according to rituals it is supposed to come from her maternal uncle’s side.
Geeta, who won India’s first ever gold in women’s wrestling (in the 55 kg freestyle category) at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, said, “I can’t believe that he came. It is my biggest gift.”
The Phogat residence was crammed with around 500 guests who came to wish Geeta as well as catch a glimpse of Aamir, who was welcomed with a resounding applause.
Some even complained to the star, saying they are disappointed that the film, which is a story of Haryana, was shot in Punjab.
“We shot in Punjab because of technical and creative requirements. But when you watch the film you will see that there is no difference, “Aamir said.