Live from Sundance.   
Jan,27,2010
 

My cell phone kept ringing middle of the night. I was too sleepy to do anything about it except curse and hit out wildly in its general direction. Woke up in the morning to see tons of texts messages. Wondered what the deal was. It wasnít my birthday or anniversary, or Eid or Diwali or Christmas. Read the first one and felt a wave of warmth pass through me.

Padma Bhushan.

Wow!

Felt so happy, and such a sense of pride. How I wish I was back home in India. Called my mom, and my brother and sisters. But still felt a huge void of not being back in India. Donít know how to explain it.

Want to thank my country for this honour.

Vande Mataram, ma tujhe salaam.

Want to thank all my well wishers, my fans, for their love, respect and unwavering support over all these years.

Thanks guys.

Another piece of good news is that our film Peepli Live was really well received here at the Sundance Film Festival. We had our first screening on the 24th at the Egyptian Theatre, Park City. Super reaction right through the film, and huge ovation at the end. Audience really seemed to love it. In fact you can read some of the responses on the festival site. Go to http:/festival.sundance.org/2010 , click on film guide, then search for Peepli Live

Also check out the review in Screen International online by David D'Arcy dated 25th Feb.

I was really keen to see the reaction here at Sundance as I wanted to get a sense of how a non-Indian audience reacts to the film. 90% of the audience was non-Indian. I am now even more certain that this film has the potential to engage a world audience. The big challenge, when we release the film worldwide, will be to get them in. It doesnít have any stars, and is in a language that they donít understand.

START THINKING GUYS, I NEED ALL THE HELP AND ADVICE I CAN GET ON THIS ONE!!!

In the meantime...

Ganatantra din Mubarak.

Love.

 
Posted by Aamir Khan at 06:15 AM 3204 Comments  Post Comment
 
 
3204 Comments
 
3184.yogi430
Posted on Mar,21,2010 at 01:16 PM
Brother, I have grown up watching bollywood movies.. i have seen the acting of great actors..i am not fluttering but this is a fact that you are the best actor alive...and in the world, you fall in the category of Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman...
you have always deserved this award..and you deserve Bharat Ratna..you are one Ratna of India..
there are no actor alive today in India who can sentimize people as you did in Rang De Basati..the scene when you cry on Su's lap was so senti..and u played it so well..it was very very realistic..u made so many people cry...
and all your movies are so so gud..
I wish u all the best for great time ahead...

 
3183.njn143
Posted on Mar,20,2010 at 06:47 PM
Aamir bhi
Asalam o Alikum

 
3182.mandar13
Posted on Mar,19,2010 at 12:13 AM
Hello Aamir,

First of all, congrats on 3 Idiots. Thank you for making Peepli
Live. You make films from your heart and on subjects that matter.


I would love to draw your attention to 30 Dollar Finance,
30df.org, a small micro finance initiative that provides small
loans to women entrepreneurs in rural India, thus alleviating
poverty and removing them from debt cycles.

If possible, all of us at 30df.org would love to have your
support in any way we can. Even a mention on your blog would do.
Or may be you can fan us on facebook.30df.org. A little bit of
support from a public figure with a huge fan following will do us
wonders. Anything and everything appreciated.

Please feel free to reach out to me at mandar.marathe@30df.org /
call me on 1.201.889.3022 (USA). I hope you do get to this
comment and respond.

Best luck,
Mandar Marathe
www.30df.org
blog.30df.org

 
3181.jaikshukla
Posted on Mar,17,2010 at 07:08 PM
Hi Aamir,

all the best for Peepli Live. I hope it would touch our sole as "Tare Zameen Par" did. I read an article on rediff about the moovie and I eagerly waiting for this moovie to get release in india.

Aamir, I have a suggestion, can we get all of your articles via facebook. which would be easy for all of us to get connected with you.

Kindly think about it and let us know if it is possible.

Regards,
Jai
One of your unknown friend.

 
3180.ferozkhansuroor
Posted on Mar,14,2010 at 07:29 PM
Aamir bhai Apko PADAM BHUSHAN AWARD ke liye bahut-bahut Mubarakbad .Aap iske sachchey Haqdar hain. is Award ki ahmiyat aap isse lagaiye Ye Award nsabse pahle Urdu ke azeem shayer JOSH MALIHABADI ko mila tha. bad me DILIP KUMAR ,NAUSHAD LATA MANGESHKAR SACHIN TENDULKAR,.USTAD BISMILLAH KHAN , AMITABH BACHCHAN Jaisi mahan hastiyo ko mil chuka hai, ab AAp bhi inki saf me khade hain AAMIR bhai. is daur me aapse bada Actor INDIA me koi nahi hai.AAMIR YOU ARE GREAT !!!

 
3179.senorita_s_2000
Posted on Mar,14,2010 at 12:59 PM
Hey Aamir,,,
Jus a thought ,,wanted to share with u regd ur movie "Peepli Live",,,,
dont knw if its stupid or wht,,,but had a suggestion...
in order for audiences worldwide to understand the movie,,, u may have subtitles in their home language,,,Hope this helps...
luv Sadaf


 
3178.tanmay00752
Posted on Mar,14,2010 at 11:11 AM
hellooo aamir how are you u look nice in white shirt
and happy birthday to u. may god bless u
all is well..

 
3177.Anusha1981
Posted on Mar,13,2010 at 11:27 PM
hey aamir ;-)

am a big fan of U.....

happy birthday to u. may god bless u...

have heard abt peeply live..d buzz around it is good

Anusha d...

 
3176.darkness
Posted on Mar,13,2010 at 07:46 PM
wow- 3175 comments!!!
do u really find time enough to read all of them!!
well what i want to say is that Indian movies are too long and too emotional--- if i were the editor i would have made Taare Zameen Par a 100 minute movie and Lagaan even shorter. Dont get me wrong-- I have nothing to do with movie making -- I am a teacher and my job is edit loosely written compositions. next time u make a movie-- keep this little detail in mind-- please.

 
3175.mikerai887
Posted on Mar,13,2010 at 05:42 AM
hey waiting for beepli live to release...good luck

 
 
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