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Aati Kya Plachimada?

From Coke mascot to water warrior. Is Aamir's Narmada bachao run for real?

Aati Kya Plachimada?
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Aati Kya Plachimada?
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The 'method actor' describes his Narmada involvement as spontaneous, neither planned nor premeditated. Earlier this month, he was at the Kiran Nagarkar book launch in Delhi. The venue happened to be close to Jantar Mantar, the site for the Narmada and Bhopal dharna; he saw the protesters, enquired about them from friends; he'd also been watching "Medhaji's fast" on TV, and decided he'd come back in a week to express solidarity.

Friends have been quick to rally to his support. "How many stars have lent support for a cause so selflessly?" asks Kunal Kohli, director of Aamir's new film, Fanaa. "He stands up for something more than Bollywood, we should be proud of him," says lyricist/adman Prasoon Joshi.

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