India film star Aamir Khan meets British PM David Cameron
By Sayed Jawad - 20 Feb 2013, 9:17 am
British prime minister David Cameron during his tour to India met with the Bollywood actor Aamir Khan in New Delhi on Tuesday. He also met with US President Barack Obama in 2010 during his India visit
Aamir Khan and David Cameron interacted with students of Janaki Devi Memorial College in New Delhi, The Indian Express reported.
Actor Aamir Khan is the only Bollywood star to be meeting the English premier.
Apparently, the actor’s team and David Cameron’s office have been working out the schedule since a couple of months.
The British Prime Minister expressed a desire to meet Aamir Khan owing to his growing popularity in the UK after he featured on the cover of TIME magazine. Khan appeared on the cover of TIME last year for his ground-breaking TV show Satyamev Jayate (“Truth Alone Prevails”), which addressed taboo topics in India.
David Cameron has also been impressed with Aamir’s social work through his TV show Satyamev Jayate.
The show attracted peak audiences of 400 million. These figures translated into actual policy change: after one episode, India’s parliament passed a bill to protect children from molestation, and after another, Khan was invited to testify before a committee about crooked doctors.