MUMBAI: Aamir Khan surely goes out of his way for causes that are close to his heart. The actor, busy with a shooting schedule in Chicago, made time to write to “Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid” director Nila Madhab Panda, expressing his desire to watch the movie on female foeticide.
As a subject, female foeticide is very sensitive for Aamir, who dealt with it in all its seriousness on his debut TV show “Satyamev Jayate”.
Now, “Jalpari”, tackles the same subject in a different, entertaining format of an adventure thriller, and Aamir did his bit in boosting the morale of Panda on the eve of the film’s release Friday.
Panda, of the critically-acclaimed “I Am Kalam” fame, wants to fulfill Aamir’s desire soon after the film hits the screens.
“I sent Aamir Khan a mail and got a very prompt response. I have always admired his work and think he is one of the most sensitive actors in the industry and has created a revolution by doing a show like ‘Satyamev Jayate’,” said Panda.
“I’m trying to ensure that he sees the film soon and then hopefully he will be able to help us spread the message about the evil of female foeticide even more, that which we are trying to bring to light through our film ‘Jalpari – The Desert Mermaid’,” he added.
“Jalpari” features an eclectic cast of talented actors like Parvin Dabas, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Suhasini Mulay.