Live from Sundance.   

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.


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:/ , 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.


In the meantime...

Ganatantra din Mubarak.


Posted by Aamir Khan at 06:15 AM
3204 Comments  Post Comment Aamir's Responses
3174. tanmay00752
Posted on Mar,13,2010 at 12:07 AM
In similar circumstance there was the presence of Aamir Khan in
the dream too. sir amit ji write this word in his blog and whr r
u this days wating 4 ur new blog

3173. mohsinfatta
Posted on Mar,12,2010 at 05:16 PM
Congratulation for the Padma Bhusan

3172. kk23idiots
Posted on Mar,11,2010 at 07:19 AM
Dear Aamir I have been your fan now for about 15years. I was not
a great fan of Hindi films as a was growing up and studying in
New Delhi. My parents are film buffs but made sure we did not
bite the bug! They would check out a movie to make sure it was
fit enough for their daughters (and we are many) and then on the
last day of the final exams we were allowed to watch one
'approved' movie with our friends, to which we would be driven to
the theatre by my father and driven back and the poor man would
drop all my friends home as well. But in the process we saw the
best of the Hindi movies. As a teenager, my favourite actors were
Ashok Kumar, Dilip Kumar and Raj kumar, unlike my friends who
swooned over Dev Anand or some other.

Flash forward.....

3171. ishi1983
Posted on Mar,11,2010 at 12:04 AM
Dear Aamir,

You are a great actor and an even bigger film maker. Im sure you
would come out with flying colours in anything you do.
With regards to Peepli Live, dubbing it in various languages for
a worldwide release would spoil the flavour of the film, so i
would suggest the film be in its own language and only the
subtitles at the bottom are made available in different languages
specific to the country you would release it in.
All the best for this project and many more to come. :)

3170. kethas
Posted on Mar,10,2010 at 03:59 PM
i dont know hindi....i dont even see hindi films but we love
you,respect you for your contributions .you are the real indian
some of us try to deviding us through communal colours .we are
all indians jai hindh

3169. mayankcse
Posted on Mar,10,2010 at 01:49 AM
congrats aamir ...
for padma bhushan..

m ur fan after watching 3-idiots....

3168. chirag12345
Posted on Mar,10,2010 at 01:20 AM
movie cast should be you, Salman Khan, Imran Hazmi. Katrina kaif,
Saif Ali Khan. and if possible SRK to make contraversy real in

I know that there is nothing going on as per contraversy but
media jus pick stars if it is bollywood, Politics, or cricketer.

3167. chirag12345
Posted on Mar,10,2010 at 01:17 AM
Hi amir following from last comment

now media don't have proof so they make stars take pics and shoot
video and say this person said something or did something. I
think this is totally wrong and some one should step and make
movies about it.

What do you say?
If you agree then reply me at

3166. chirag12345
Posted on Mar,10,2010 at 01:14 AM
Hi amir following from last comment.

or they say no comments. Because i have seen videos on youtube
where actors or actresses just say nothing then media will be
behind him for years and years for example, Katrina said no
comment on one of the question from media and media said she was
angry and did not reply and this and that. arre baba everyone has
right to remain quite in court of law until proven guilty

3165. chirag12345
Posted on Mar,10,2010 at 01:08 AM
hi amir, please step up to stop contraversies. make a movie in
which actors like you get harrased by media and at last you step
up and with all Indians around world make a signed petition and
with you go to court and make a case againts Media for not
showing real clips and for showing things where stars are not
saying anything but only taking pics.

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