27 September, 2020

'Why Does He Require A Certificate?'

'It was heartbreaking to see Aamir duck and avoid questions.... You remember the Diana effect -- she achieved much more by holding an AIDS patient than all the billboards could achieve in the entire HIV campaign'

'Why Does He Require A Certificate?'

Exactly what is it that compelled Aamir Khan to do what he did, particularly when there was no run up of any kind, and no association with any cause in the past? Be that as it may, there is no denying that his landing up at Jantar Mantar with the entire team of Rang De Basanti did create space for sceptics and fence-sitters to wonder whether this was an attempt to use the Narmada issue to breathe new vitality into his product. This perception comes from a stereotype that is created in the minds of people that celebs don’t support a cause without a motive. Such cynicism exists because the image of an actor is that he’s apathetic--or stupid--about real issues. 

I feel that there is no need for a man like Aamir to require a certificate from anyone. If he is sincerely concerned, if his heart is in the right place and he was motivated by the concerns of the people, why does he require a certificate? This whole desperation to look for certificates and repeatedly explain his stand to the world makes him look pathetic. It’s not essential,...



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