I do take money for Satyamev Jayate: Aamir Khan
Superstar Aamir Khan, who is currently busy with his TV show 'Satyamev Jayate' says that his monetary earnings from the programme are less but he is enriched by the experience of meeting different people.
There were reports that Aamir was not charging anything for the show but the actor said, "I do take money for the show, I think I should take money for the work I do. I used to earn more money through ads but I don't do much of ads now. If I look at it financially, commercially then I am earning less.
"But my earnings is more in another way like meeting people from various walks of life, touching their lives. I feel enriched," Aamir told media reporters here. 'Satyamev Jayate' has been one of the most influential television shows in the recent times. The first season saw Aamir raising some sensitive topics like female foeticide, child sexual abuse, medical malpractice, dowry system, love marriages and honour killings among others.
In the second season, which kicked off on March 2, issues like rape and police reforms were raised. The actor, however, did not elaborate on the subjects, which would be highlighted in the upcoming episodes.
On Lok Sabha polls, he said, "I will come forward for an issue but I will not campaign or support any party or person. I know people in politics. I don't want to influence anyone. I think youngsters should vote but,'first think then vote'."
In the past, Aamir did support social activist, Anna Hazare when he was fighting for corruption. On AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, Aamir said, "It is a new party let's see what kind of work they do. I don't want to comment on them right now." His good friend Salman Khan too would be seen in a social show 'Mission Sapne', where the celebrity would be leading the life of a common man for a day and give the earnings to them only.
"I am very happy Salman is doing this kind of a show. I wish more people from industry come and support the social issues," Aamir said.
The Pune Municipal Corporation on Tuesday decided to shut down its biogas plants. PMC had erected 25 biogas plants at the cost of Rs100 crore. PMC solid waste management department, head, Asha Raut, said, “PMC has taken the decision to shut down these plants.” Municipal commissioner Vikram Kumar had said, “As these plants are not functioning properly, PMC will demolish it and set up new four plants at different parts of the city.”
KANPUR The police moved court seeking a non-bailable warrant against Haji Mohammad Wasi, a builder and one of the alleged funders of the June 3 Kanpur violence, who had been absconding after Haji Wasi's name cropped up in the case along with Mukhtar Baba, also an alleged funder of the protests in Kanpur, said officials. It was alleged that Wasi funded the alleged mastermind of the Kanpur violence, Zafar Hayat Hashmi.
Noida: The irrigation department has recently surveyed and found that over 90 villages in Noida do not have tap water connection and residents are forced to use groundwater for their daily needs. During the survey conducted over the past two months, it was found that government or community land was available in 68 villages. Officials said that the DPR for 48 villages have already been sent and 37 of these have also been approved.
Noida: The district health department will soon set up mental health counselling centres at educational institutes across Gautam Budh Nagar, officials said. On Tuesday, the department also started training school counsellors in order to start the initiative. According to Dr Shweta Khurana, district consultant for mental health awareness, over 1,400 schools of the district registered with the district inspector of schools, Gautam Budh Nagar, will be covered under the initiative in the first phase.
After Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann gave the go-ahead to the proposed mega integrated textile region and apparel parks at Koom Kalan, the Public Action Committee on Mattewara and Sutlej on Tuesday accused the Aam Aadmi Party of reneging its promise to shelve the project. Accusing the CM of misleading the people, the committee members said the project was sure to violate environmental norms and further pollute the Sutlej river.