Aamir Khan keeps his date with Shanno

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    Bollywood actor Aamir Khan walks with Shanta Kumar, a Rajya Sabha MP, second from right, as he arrives to address the media at Parliament house ...

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    Aamir Khan walks with Shanta Kumar, a member of parliament in the Upper House, right, as he arrives to address the media at Parliament house ...

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    Aamir Khan speaks to journalists at Parliament house, in New Delhi. AP/Manish Swarup

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    Bollywood actor Aamir Khan (C) and Rajya Sabha MP Shanta Kumar (R) address the media following their meeting in New Delhi. HT/Arvind Yadav

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    Aamir Khan, center left, speaks to journalists at Parliament house in New Delhi. AP/Manish Swarup

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    Aamir Khan (C) gestures during a media meet following his meeting with a parliamentary panel to discuss medical problems plaguing India that were highlighted in ...

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    Aamir Khan, along with members of his Satyamev Jayate team, attended the parliamentary meeting to which he was invited by Bharatiya Janata Party Rajya Sabha ...

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    Aamir Khan and Rajya Sabha MP Shanta Kumar (R) arrive to address the media following their meeting in New Delhi. HT/Arvind Yadav

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    Aamir Khan addresses journalists as Rajya Sabha MP Shanta Kumar (3R) looks on following their meeting in New Delhi. AFP/Prakash Singh

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    Actor Aamir Khan met a parliamentary panel to discuss medical problems plaguing India that were highlighted in episodes of his new television show Satyamev Jayate. ...

Aamir Khan stands by his word. On his popular TV show, Satyamev Jayate, the actor had promised Shanno, a female cab driver who was a victim of domestic violence, that whenever he visited Delhi next, he would hire her vehicle.

So when the actor arrived in the Capital for two days (to present his research on medical malpractices in Parliament), he hired a cab from Sakha, the agency that Shanno works with. It also helps victims of domestic violence. For the two days that Aamir was in Delhi, he made it a point to travel all around the city in Shanno’s cab. Meenu Vadera, who runs Sakha, confirms, “Aamir kept his word. He used our service.”

On the show, Shanno had said that earlier people knew her by her father and husband’s name, but now they know her as Shanno Driver. Her tale of having put an end to the torture inflicted on her by her husband with a tight slap was one of the high points of the show. We tried talking to Shanno about Aamir’s visit, but her phone remained unavailable.

Aamir Khan is known for his interactions with the common man. Aamir Khan had used a rickshaw driver’s services during the promotion of 3 Idiots, when he was going around in disguise. A couple of months ago, Aamir attended the driver’s son’s wedding in Benaras. He bought garments from the ailing weavers of Chanderi, again during the promotion of 3 Idiots. He is apparently still in touch with the artisans.

 

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