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
 
3154.Shenaz
Posted on Mar,04,2010 at 12:34 PM
shabaash aamir!!!!
congrats on ur padma bhushan.....well done well done well done again!!
xx

 
3153.nomy2010
Posted on Mar,04,2010 at 01:42 AM
aamir bai all iz well no tention.......

 
3152.5warnava
Posted on Mar,03,2010 at 10:09 AM
Sir, its sure that words are still few to express my feelings towards you and your work. And the strangest thing i have seen in your blog is your timings on posting. Can't believe that you are just proving "A Super Star is just a Human inside." All the Best and A heart filled Thank You for all the wonderful moments you are giving us in this hectic schedule of life. Without you and your films , may be life is just a stand still with the routine tasks.

 
3151.achaoji
Posted on Mar,01,2010 at 06:16 PM
The Fourth Idiot - Anirudh Chaoji

There were three idiots in the film. And I was the fourth. But they didnt take me in the film. In fact the script of the film couldnt accomodate us - a few like me who belong to the category of the Fourth Idiot - Lucky few who are able to follow their heart's calling...

Wanted to send the short note on the Fourth Idiot. Dont know how to send. Its also available on my blog: anirudhchaoji.blogspot.com

Thanks.
Anirudh the Public Papa.

 
3150.abuzishan
Posted on Mar,01,2010 at 04:32 PM
sooorrry pakistani GHAJNI DEKHNA

 
3149.abuzishan
Posted on Mar,01,2010 at 04:29 PM
hiiiiiiiiii aapne pakistani ghani dekhi nahhhhhhhhiiiiiii dekhi to dekna zaroor pls

 
3148.9999623109
Posted on Mar,01,2010 at 10:51 AM
happy holi......................................

 
3147.9999623109
Posted on Mar,01,2010 at 10:51 AM
hi.....................

 
3146.avinashn
Posted on Feb,28,2010 at 11:57 AM
congrats aamir...........sorry ..
its padma bushan aamir khan

 
3145.atti4u
Posted on Feb,27,2010 at 02:36 PM
hi aamer,am not sure ure goin to answer my text bcz maybe u dont av even time to read it,but i just want to say to hello from all the forigners in germany,ure a great person aamer with a strong personality.

 
 
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