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Aamir Khan musters celeb support for his water conservation project

Aamir Khan's late night party on Tuesday for celebs from the Hindi and Marathi film circles turned out to be a masterclass on creating awareness about water conservation

Trust Aamir Khan to be creative even in his off-the-sets pursuits. Nearly a month after launching Paani Foundation, a non-profit company focusing on creating awareness about water conservation and bringing about an outlook change at the grassroot levels, the star seems to have got down to serious business — mustering as much celebrity support as possible for the initiative.

Also read: Aamir Khan: Everyone has to come together to conserve water

Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan

On Tuesday night, he invited a few celebs from the Hindi and Marathi film circles to his house, but it was not a party per se (View Photos). It was more like an episode of his TV talk show 'Satyamev Jayate' playing out.

Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut

A source, who was present at the party, says, "Aamir's foundation is not in need of finance; he has already got corporate backing. What he wants is for more and more people to be involved in his initiative so that better awareness can be created. Around 60 film and theatre personalities came over to his place to pledge their support."

Also read: Aamir Khan meets Maharashtra Governor

Kiran Rao with Saif Ali Khan
Kiran Rao with Saif Ali Khan

Aamir along with Satyajit Bhatkal, creator of 'Satyamev Jayate', had come up with the water conservation plan — Paani Foundation — which received an official stamp last month. It was in response to the acute water scarcity in the state which has led hundreds of farmers to end their lives.

Ritesh Deshmukh
Riteish Deshmukh

The Tuesday night gathering included Bollywood A-listers Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan, Ashutosh Gowariker, Rajkumar Hirani, Riteish Deshmukh and a host of Marathi film celebs.

Sachin Pilgaonkar
Sachin Pilgaonkar

Aamir's filmmaker-wife Kiran Rao and ex wife Reena Dutta, who is the COO of Paani Foundation, were also present.

Sachin Pilgaonkar
Shreyas Talpade

A big screen had been put up to showcase recent footage of the water situation in the state's rural pockets for the guests to understand the severity of the crisis.

Atul Kulkarni
Atul Kulkarni

The star had also called over a panel of experts to explain the nitty gritty of water management and drought mitigation.

Reema Lagoo
Reema Lagoo

"Atul Kulkarni, who has been part of a similar session earlier, spoke about his experience. Ritesh enthusiastically hurled pertinent questions at the experts. Veteran actress Reema Lagoo also seemed quite involved throughout the session," adds the source.

Reena Dutta. Pics/Manav Manglani
Reena Dutta. Pics/Manav Manglani

Aamir's party-cum-masterclass is definitely a step in the right direction. Kudos!

Rajkumar Hirani
Rajkumar Hirani

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1 Comments

  • CJP31-Mar-2016

    Hope Aamir has recommended that all private Swimming pools be emptied, at least, till the crisis lasts !!What a waste...water is not only meant for the use of a few...

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