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An 'idiot's' gimmick

entertainment Updated: Oct 21, 2009 19:17 IST
Minakshi Saini
Minakshi Saini
Hindustan Times
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Who’s that girl with Aamir Khan? That’s the buzz in the industry circles ever since perfectionist Khan was caught on camera sipping cola with a stranger in a cozy corner of a Mumbai coffee shop.

No, it wasn’t a new co-star or an aspiring actress. “She is Annie Gill from Chandigarh and works as an air hostess with the Jet Airways. She is Aamir’s Facebook friend and the two have dated a couple of times,” a source close to the actor revealed.

A regular on the netosphere, the Ghajini star has created a Facebook profile by the name of ‘Pucca Idiot’ — his film 3 Idiots is due for a release in sometime — and already 924 friends (at the time of going to the press) with whom he interacts anonymously.

Gill, who is also learning Urdu, got friendly with ‘Pucca Idiot’ only to get the biggest surprise of her life when ‘this guy’ asked her out for a coffee. “Aamir has been interacting with people on social networking sites with pseudonyms so that he seems like one of them,” said the source about the actor. “He is looking for friends and not fans,” he added.

Though those close to the actor feel that “he is making a genuine effort” to be one of the commoners, industrywallahs call it new gimmick to promote his upcoming flick. Said an insider on condition of anonymity, “Aamir knows exactly when to do what and how to create an impact.”

A regular blogger, Aamir has another Facebook profile by the name of Aakash M — his name from the blockbuster Dil Chahta Hai.