Amir Khan meets Turkish President in Ankara


ANKARA: Bollywood star Amir Khan, who is on a two-day visit to Ankara, met the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday. President Erdogan received the Dangal-star at the Presidential Complex in the capital, Ankara. Khan was in Turkey with his family to promote his upcoming movie Secret Super Star which will be released on October 20 in India and the US.
Talking about the film, Khan said, “The movie is actually a story about all of you. Regardless of gender differences, you all have dreams, and that’s why this story is for all boys and girls.”
Khan also sang a song from “Dangal” during the meeting. Referring to his visit to the An?tkabir mausoleum dedicated to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Khan stated: “We have so much to learn from [Atatürk]. I will not forget this moment until the end of my life.”
The actor said the purpose of his two-day trip was to meet as many fans as possible.
“Five years ago, I knew Turkey was a friendly, beautiful place by the messages I received on social media. My initial impressions are of the warm and loving people.”
Meanwhile, Aamir Khan has expressed wish to write a biography but also insisted to publish it after his death. Talking to media, Aamir said that his life is an open book and everyone knows about his struggle and work. He said that he wants people to remember him after 50 years for which he will be writing his biography.
Khan, 52, plays a sleazy music producer in the film “Secret Superstar” and said he is second lead to teenager Zaira Wasim, playing a schoolgirl who defies her conservative Muslim family to pursue her dream of a singing career.
Khan’s last film “Dangal”, or wrestling pit, was based on the true story of a former wrestler who trains two of his daughters to become champions in the sport. It was the highest grossing movie for Bollywood, as India’s Hindi film industry is known, and was powered by huge collections in China.
Three of Khan’s films are in Bollywood’s top four all-time hits. Besides Dangal, these include “PK”, in which he played an alien dealing with religious divisions in India, and “3 Idiots”, about the frailties in India’s education system.