Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Aamir won hearts in Blockbuster 3 Idiots

The 45-year-old actor has been passionate about the cause of education ever since he made `Taare Zameen Par`, the tale of a dyslexic child`s struggle to cope with the existing norms of education. He won hearts with his portrayal of an engineering student in blockbuster `3 Idiots.

The Rajkumar Hirani-directed film is the story of three students in an elite engineering institute reeling under pressure from the current educational system to excel in their

"I was drawn towards stories about education ever since `Taare Zameen Par` and then `3 Idiots` happened. Cinema has the ability to reach out to people and more films upholding this cause should be made," said the actor.

Besides education, Aamir is also associated with the cause of malnutrition. "All these issues are linked. I am working with the Women and Children Welfare ministry as well as the UNICEF for the betterment of malnourished kids."

The actor was in the capital today to launch the book `Colours of my Rainbow` by Himani Verma, which chronicles the charitable work of Salma Ansari, wife of the Vice President of
India Hamid Ansari.

The book tells Salma`s struggles to set up schools through her Al-Noor Charitable Society to provide education to marginalized and underprivileged children in Aligarh.