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Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao’s Paani Foundation announces Satyamev Jayate Water Cup’s second edition

31 December 2016 4:01 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

After receiving tremendous success with the pilot edition of the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup, which created an annual water storage capacity of 1,368 crore litres in three talukas of Maharashtra, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao’s Paani Foundation launches Satyamev Jayate Water Cup’s second edition in thirty talukas of the state. The names of the thirtyRead More

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‘Dangal’ Review: Aamir Khan’s Bollywood Wrestling Drama Is a Christmas Treat — Until It Isn’t

23 December 2016 11:52 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Dangal” is Disney India’s big Christmas bet, and the Aamir Khan wrestling drama starts strong. The characters are sketched with the kind of patience that can only come from a place of confidence. There are enough crowd-pleasing moments to fill an entire summer blockbuster. The soundtrack is brash and exhilarating; the songs here will dominate many workout playlists in the new year. The social commentary is not subtle, but it is forthright and consistent.

What a shame about that second half. It is rare that a film manages to undo so much of its groundwork so thoroughly in so short a span of time. The creative decisions made here amount to self-sabotage.

RelatedAamir Khan in ‘Dangal’: How a Major Bollywood Star Uses Cinema to Raise Awareness

Dangal” is based on the true story of Mahavir Singh Phogat, an amateur wrestler from the northern Indian state of Haryana that »

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Aamir Khan in ‘Dangal’: How a Major Bollywood Star Uses Cinema to Raise Awareness

21 December 2016 9:55 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Call Aamir Khan a perfectionist, and he’ll lightheartedly brush off the label, preferring to describe himself as simply “passionate” instead. Terminology aside, a mere glance at his 28-year career is ample proof that for Khan, going the extra mile is practically the equivalent of slacking off—the 51-year-old actor, producer, and director usually travels another 10 for good measure.

He did it in 1998’s “Ghulam,” when he turned down a body double or special effects in favor of sprinting towards an oncoming train for a stunt, avoiding it by a mere second and gambling his life for the sake of realism.

In 1999, when a script about 19th century villagers protesting British land tax with a game of cricket was dismissed by every financier in Bollywood, Khan took on his first producing role alongside his acting credit to make the film. Three years of grueling production later, “Lagaan” became the third »

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Aamir Khan announces the 2nd edition of ‘Satyamev Jayate Water Cup’

17 October 2016 12:36 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Readers may remember that, last year, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao had set up ‘Paani Foundation’, a non-profit organisation that works towards creating a drought-free Maharashtra. Under the aegis of ‘Paani Foundation’, Aamir Khan had initiated the ‘Satyamev Jayate Water Cup’, a competition between various villages to extract the maximum work for watershed management andRead More

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Aamir Khan meets politician Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil to discuss water conservation

23 September 2016 3:56 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

<img class="aligncenter wp-image-657388 size-full" src="http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Aamir.jpg" alt="Aamir" width="620" height="362" /> Just a couple of months ago, reports of draught affected areas in Maharashtra resulting in suicide of farmers left the nation in a state of shock. As several Bollywood celebrities extended their support to the cause, Aamir Khan decided to also add this as a part of his Satyamev Jayate campaign in order to provide long term solution to Indian villages. Aamir Khan started the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup campaign, where he proposed varied methods of water conservation and thereby working towards the development of rural areas. Taking yet another step in the same direction, Aamir Khan recently met politician Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, leader of opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly to discuss the matters of water conservation along with malnutrition that has plagued the nation. Though the details of the meeting is being kept under wraps, reportedly, the two seriously discussed the water issue as Vikhe Patil also updated »

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Aamir Khan meets politician Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil to discuss water conservation

23 September 2016 3:56 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

<img class="aligncenter wp-image-657388 size-full" src="http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Aamir.jpg" alt="Aamir" width="620" height="362" /> Just a couple of months ago, reports of draught affected areas in Maharashtra resulting in suicide of farmers left the nation in a state of shock. As several Bollywood celebrities extended their support to the cause, Aamir Khan decided to also add this as a part of his Satyamev Jayate campaign in order to provide long term solution to Indian villages. Aamir Khan started the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup campaign, where he proposed varied methods of water conservation and thereby working towards the development of rural areas. Taking yet another step in the same direction, Aamir Khan recently met politician Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, leader of opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly to discuss the matters of water conservation along with malnutrition that has plagued the nation. Though the details of the meeting is being kept under wraps, reportedly, the two seriously discussed the water issue as Vikhe Patil also updated »

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Maharashtra effectively saves 272 crore with Aamir Khan’s Paani Foundation

17 August 2016 9:34 AM, PDT | indicine | See recent indicine news »

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has taken it upon himself to end the water crisis in his state, Maharashtra, with a competition under his ‘Paani Foundation’.

The acclaimed actor had organised a contest called ‘Satyamev Jayate Water Cup Awards 2016’ through which villagers have saved ‘1368 crore’ litres of water. The amount of water saved is said to be equivalent to Rs 272 crore saved by the state every year.Read More

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Bombay High Court dismisses petition against Aamir Khan over Satyamev Jayate

22 June 2016 4:17 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The impending case against the makers of TV reality show 'Satyamev Jayate' including Aamir Khan over the usage of the Indian emblem has now reached a conclusion. The Bombay High Court has dismissed the petition that was filed against the TV reality show for using 'Satyamev Jayate' as the title which is the motto for our emblem.

Earlier we had reported about a certain Manoranjan Roy filing a petition against Aamir Khan (who is also the producer of the show) along with the broadcasting channel Star India for using the word 'Satyamev Jayate' which is the motto of our emblem under sections 3 and 4 in the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use). However, the Bombay High Court has now quashed the petition and the bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice AA Sayed has dismissed the petition stating that using the motto is not a violation under the Act. »

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Aamir Khan adopts two drought affected villages in Maharashtra

19 April 2016 11:11 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Aamir Khan, who has always extended his support towards varied social causes, has decided to do something for the drought affected regions in Maharashtra. With several Bollywood personalities like Akshay Kumar and Nana Patekar adopting drought affected villages, Aamir too is all set to follow their footsteps.

Aamir Khan will be adopting Tal and Koregaon in order to support the people living in these rural areas and uplift these regions. Interestingly, the superstar even joined hands with Paani Foundation for the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup campaign which aims at water conservation and spreading awareness about the same. He had also visited Beed in Aurangabad along with his team where he expressed his pride over the Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyaan kick started by Maharashtra government for water conservation and also explained about the varied ways to fight drought.

The actor has even done reality chat shows discussing some major issues of the society like rape, »

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Aamir Khan invites Bollywood to campaign for water conservation

31 March 2016 5:12 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Just a day ago, the media could not stop gushing about Sunny Leone and her husband Daniel Weber being invited for one of Aamir Khan's bash. However, now we hear that the superstar who kick-started the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup initiative, has invited celebrities from his fraternity for a campaign over water conservation. Recently, we reported that Aamir Khan met the Governor of Maharashtra, Ch Vidyasagar Rao and his wife Vinoda to discuss the matter of water preservation and now the actor has yet another step in the direction and even asked the Governor's opinion on involving celebrities from the Marathi and Bollywood fraternity for a rural campaign. It has been learnt that Aamir is not looking for any kind of financial help (since the campaign has corporate backing), it seems that the actor is on a lookout for popular faces who can create awareness about the same amongst the masses. »

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Aamir Khan and Kiran Raos Paani Foundation announces Satyamev Jayate Water Cup

17 February 2016 10:54 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

After receiving great response for the three seasons of 'Satyamev Jayate', the team of the reality chat comes together to form 'Paani Foundation'. It is a Not-For-Profit company, helmed by Satyajit Bhatkal (CEO) and Ms. Reena Dutta (COO) and founded by superstar Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao. The main objective of this foundation is to communicate, impart knowledge and bring about a change in outlook among people at the grass root level about water conservation and watershed management.

Paani Foundation will work in association with the Government of Maharashtra for solving the water crisis in the State of Maharashtra and its first step towards it is the 'Satyamev Jayate Water Cup'. The first edition of the Water Cup will be restricted to three districts and within those three districts, in one taluka each. The talukas include Koregaon Taluka, in Satara District (Western Maharashtra), Warud Taluka, »

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