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Aamir keeps his promise

The actor goes to Leh to spend time with flood-affected chidren of the school where 3 Idiots was shot.

entertainment Updated: Aug 18, 2010 18:06 IST
Hiren Kotwani

At a time when most producers would monitor collections as their movies entered the fifth day, Aamir Khan chose a different path. As

Peepli [Live]

goes on to consolidate its position at the box-office despite a non-star cast, the actor-filmmaker has taken off to Leh to visit the Druk Pema School, which suffered damage during the floods earlier this month. Also known as the Druk White Lotus School, it’s the same place where Khan shot for

3 Idiots


Back to school

On Tuesday morning, Khan headed to Leh, where he spent the day acclimatising to the weather. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, he went to the school to spend the day with the children. The actor was unavailable for comment, but his friend confirmed the news saying that he was sad to hear that the children were traumatised by the flood.

Aamir Khan

It is learnt that Khan spoke to Mr Prasad, the principal of Druk Pema School and while he was relieved to learn that the school didn’t suffer much damage, he was pained to hear that the children were in shock. “The children were stuck in school when the floods occurred, and later on, they had to wade through the waters to reach a dry place some distance away. That entire experience has affected them,” informs the friend.

Reportedly, the actor-filmmaker sent a cheque to the school’s principal as his contribution to repair the damage. Elaborating on Khan’s visit to the school, the friend says that his priority is to help the children return to normal. “The children’s creativity has also been affected. Since they’re friendly with Aamir, he will be spending the day with them to help them come out of the trauma by talking and playing games with them. He feels it’s important for them to overcome it and resume their activity again,” said the friend. After spending the day with the children of Druk Pema School, Khan will return to Mumbai on Thursday.

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