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Lawyer moves court against Aamir Khan over film poster

Aamir-KhanKanpur: A lawyer on Friday moved court against Bollywood star Aamir Khan and a Hindi daily for publishing an "obscene" poster of his upcoming movie `P. K`.

The lawyer alleged that the film`s poster published on Friday would incite "sexual violence" and encourage "obscenity".

Court of ACMM GK Bharti has set the August 07 as the next date of hearing.---PTI


Didn't sign Salman, Aamir for 150 crore each: Karan Johar

Karan-JoharMumbai: Filmmaker-producer Karan Johar has slammed reports that he has signed Bollywood superstars Aamir and Salman Khan for Rs 150 crore each.

According to reports, Johar had offered Aamir Rs 150 crore for Dharma Productions` next project, while he had given the similar amount to Salman for starring in his ambitious project `Shhuddhi`.

"Apparently I have paid 300 crores to 2 major super stars... Yes!! If this is true then I am also looking for a job, a house, and a life!!," Johar tweeted.


Aamir Khan 2006 poaching case: Final hearing begins

Aamir KhanNew Delhi: After Bollywood actor Salman Khan`s tryst with the infamous black-buck (chinkara) case, now it`s Aamir Khan`s turn to face the music. According to reports, the Gujarat high court on Friday began the final hearing process of the case that was filed way back in 2006.

A leading daily reports that the case was filed against the actor and the crew of his film `Lagaan`, which was released in 2001. However, a petition was filed only after six years in the Bhuj court over allegedly killing a chinkara during the film shoot.


Pradeep Chandra's 'Aamir Khan: Actor, Activist, Achiever' book launched in Mumbai

Aamir-Khan-BookNew Delhi, June 9 : Dalip Tahil, Pritish Nandy, Prahlad Kakar and may others were spotted at the launch of Pradeep Chandra's Coffee table book 'Aamir Khan: Actor, Activist, Achiever' in Mumbai.

Speaking at the event, Pritish Nandy said, "Aamir is a great actor, famous activist; he has done some remarkable movies.  And he is a remarkable man.  But this book is more about a man who has paid tribute to Aamir Khan ."

The book published by Niyogi Books is a pictorial biography that contains rare pictures of the actor. (ANI)


I'm not on Instagram: Aamir Khan

Aamir-KhanMumbai, May 30 : Actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan Friday said he is not a user of Instagram and that any account in his name on the online photo-sharing website is "fake".

"Guys, I am not on Instagram. It's obviously some fake account," Aamir posted on his official Twitter page.

The actor doesn't want his friends and fans to be misinformed, and hence, he has come out to set the record straight about his presence on the site.(IANS)


Voting important process of democracy, must vote: Aamir Khan

Aamir-KhanMumbai, April 24 ; Bollywood's thinking actor Aamir Khan came along with wife and director Kiran Rao to cast his ballot Thursday and appealed to everyone to step out of their homes to fulfil their civic duty.

"It is a very important day today (April 24) and once again I appeal to every Indian to step out and go, vote. I have come along with my wife Kiran to cast our vote," Aamir said here after he cast his ballot.

"To every Indian I would like to say that it (voting) is a very important process in our democracy and every Indian should become a part of it. I believe that everyone will step out and vote," he added.


Aamir Khan's 'P.K.' set for Dec 19 release

Aamir-KhanNew Delhi, April 15 : Christmas season seems to spell magic for Aamir Khan’s films and continuing with the trend, the makers of his upcoming film “P. K.” have decided to release it about a week before X-Mas.

"Vinod Chopra Films and Rajkumar Hirani Films, in association with Disney India, confirm that ‘P. K.’ shall release on Dec 19, 2014,” said a statement.

The political satire was slated to release in June this year but it got delayed. Hirani, who is also directing the film, had earlier said that most of Aamir's films release during Christmas and they have done well.


Aamir clueless of his son Junaid's plans

Aamir-KhanMumbai, April 5 : Superstar Aamir Khan has no clue what his 21-year-old son Junaid plans to do in life.  He says he doesn't "tell me anything".

"We don't have any command on our kids.  What will he do, when will he do, I have no idea.  He doesn't tell me anything," Aamir told reporters here at the trailer launch of Jackie Shroff's son Tiger's debut film "Heropanti" Friday.

"You (media) please ask him and tell me about his plans," he added.


Aamir Khan, Virat Kohli EC's 'national icons'?

Virat-Kohli-Aamir-KhanNew Delhi, March 10 : The Election Commission is likely to appoint Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and cricketer Virat Kohli as "national icons" who would encourage more and more people to vote in the general elections.

Aamir and Kohli are expected to join the league of four other "national icons" - cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, boxer M. C. Mary Kom, badminton ace Saina Nehwal and former president A. P. J Abdul Kalam.


Few people have guts to say what they feel: Aamir Khan

Aamir-KhanMumbai, March 8 : Aamir Khan believes there are only a few people who dare to speak their mind, but personally, the actor-filmmaker prefers to be prudent with his words to avoid hurting people "for no reason".

Recently, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah was upfront with his views on the Farhan Akhtar-starrer "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag". He said he didn't like it.

Asked if Aamir can be so straightforward with his views on films or stars publicly, he said: "Few people have the guts to say what they feel. In general, there are a few artists who say what they feel.


Will never join politics, says Aamir Khan

Aamir-KhanNew Delhi, March 7 : Set to launch the second season of his TV show "Satyamev Jayate", leading Bollywood actor Aamir Khan Friday said he is not interested in joining politics, and does not consider himself a social activist either.

"I don't belong to the field of politics, won't be able to do well in politics. Why does one enter politics, to contribute to the society... I can contribute to the society from where I am. This is why I would not join politics," said Aamir while interacting with women journalists at Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC).


'Satyamev Jayate' aims to empower viewers

Aamir-KhanMumbai, Feb 27 : The second season of Aamir Khan's talk show "Satyamev Jayate" is set to go an air Sunday in six different languages on Star. It aims to empower viewers to participate in an action-oriented change and the Bollywood star describes the making of the show as a "a journey of learning and revelation".

The tagline for the show is "Jinhe desh ki fikr hai" (those who care for the country) and it aims to educate, engage and empower audiences to participate in an action-oriented change. It will be seen running through the year with an innovative programming approach.


Aamir's 'Satyameva Jayate' stint scares his mother

Aamir-KhanMumbai, Feb 26 : The fact that actor-producer Aamir Khan hosts a TV show like "Satyamev Jayate", where startling facts and cases about societal issues are picked, scares his mother.

The second season of the show is due to go on air on Star Plus March 2.

The debut season created quite a flutter as Aamir unraveled facts and figures about issues such as female foeticide, dowry demands, the skewed sex ratio in the country and the likes.

He says he gets a sense of the varied response to the show through his family.


Hitting a woman shows cowardice, says Aamir Khan

Aamir-KhanMumbai, Jan 30 : Actor Aamir Khan believes that men have to change first if we want to combat violence against women. Domestic violence, he said, shows “cowardice” and is not acceptable.

The actor recently sent a video message to endorse the cause of the One Billion rising campaign, a movement to end violence against women, said a statement.

“I believe that to combat violence against women, we men will first have to change. Raising our hand to strike a woman does not increase our masculinity. Instead, it shows cowardice,” Aamir said in the video.


Christmas my lucky date, says Aamir Khan

Aamir-KhanNew Delhi, Jan 20 : After rocking the box office last year with Christmas release "Dhoom: 3", superstar Aamir Khan has once again locked the festive season for "P.  K.".  He confesses that X-Mas is "lucky" for him.

Aamir took to microblogging website Twitter to share his views.

"Hey guys, 'P.  K.' release date is finally locked...  This Christmas (Dec 25)...  My lucky date! 'Jai Ho'!" Aamir tweeted Monday.

The actor previously tasted box office successes with "Taare Zameen Par", "Ghajini" and "3 Idiots" and interestingly, all of them came out during X-Mas.


'Dhoom: 3' crosses Rs.250 crore

Dhoom-3Mumbai, Jan 2 : After becoming the first movie to make the fastest Rs. 100 crore in just three days of its release, Aamir Khan-starrer "Dhoom: 3" has created another history by minting Rs. 252.70 crore at the domestic box office within two weeks, including earnings from the Tamil and Telugu versions.

Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, the movie, which came out Dec 20, was released in about 4,000 screens. Also featuring Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra, "Dhoom: 3" was made on an approx budget of Rs. 100 crore.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to microblogging website Twitter to share the news.


'Mahabharat' loses box office battle to 'Dhoom: 3'

Mahabharat-Dhoom-3New Delhi, Dec 30 : Jayantilal Gada's “Mahabharat” with a starry list of voiceover artists like Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan and Ajay Devgn couldn't grab much attention as viewers are more interested in watching Aamir Khan starrer "Dhoom: 3".

Released on about 150 screens Friday, the Amaan Khan directorial is said to be India's most expensive animated film.

Made on a budget of Rs. 50 crore, minimal promotion was done for the 125-minute film, which is an outcome of seven years of hard work; the official statement says that the movie has collected Rs. 1.5 crore in three days.


'Dhoom:3' rules Nepal box office, local films' release delayed for 3 weeks

Dhoom-3Kathmandu, Dec 26 : Bollywood star Aamir Khan-starrer action thriller "Dhoom: 3", which is expected to mint Rs. 300 crore (about $48 million), is going so strong at the box office in Nepal that the local filmmakers have had to delay the release of their own films for the next three weeks fearing tough competition.

"We do not have Nepali movies to release now and for another two weeks, though five to six Nepali movies were ready to come out," Rajkumar Rai, chairman of Nepal Film Producers Association said.

Many producers are not keen to release their films due to the overwhelming response to "Dhoom: 3", Rai told IANS.


'Dhoom: 3' mints over Rs.35 crore on opening day

Dhoom-3New Delhi, Dec 21 : Aamir Khan-starrer action thriller "Dhoom: 3" opened the way many had expected before its release. The film has collected more than Rs. 35 crore on its opening day.

“Dhoom: 3”, that was made at an approximate budget of Rs. 100 crore, has collected Rs. 36.22 crore - Rs. 33.42 crore in Hindi and Rs. 2.80 crore in Tamil and Telugu, said a statement.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted Saturday: “‘Dhoom: 3’ emerges the biggest non-holiday opener ever.”

Also featuring Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif, the movie with complicated stunts reportedly released in about 4,000 screens in India.


Salman's gesture left Aamir embarrassed

Salman-Aamir-KhanMumbai, Dec 20 : Superstar Salman Khan has been promoting his friend Aamir Khan's "Dhoom 3" on reality show "Bigg Boss - Saath 7". The latter is embarrassed by the "Dabangg" star's gesture.

"I will give full credit to Salman (for the craze around 'Dhoom 3'). I was talking to him sometime back and told him that 'You have completely embarrassed me and please what are you doing," the 48-year-old said here Thursday at a press meet.

"He said, 'Let me do what I am doing'. But that is his love and affection and I hope I can also do something for him and I definitely will," he added.


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