Istanbul [Turkey]: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, who is in Instanbul to promote his film ‘Secret Superstar’, is surprised to learn about his huge fan following in Turkey.
The ‘Dangal’ star arrived in Istanbul Wednesday on a special invitation of Turkey during which he will also promote his upcoming film that will be released worldwide on October 20.
Speaking at a news conference, the critically-acclaimed actor, whose films often break box office records in India and around the world, said he had been “constantly getting messages from Turkey” to visit the country.
He also expressed an interest in Turkish cinema.
Earlier, Culture Ministry said in a statement that the ‘PK’ star had been invited to Turkey during which he will visit Istanbul and capital Ankara between Wednesday and Saturday.
The actor is also scheduled to meet Culture Minister Numan Kurtulmus as well as Turkish film producers, actors and cinema students.
During the his visit, about a question on persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Khan said: “I think what is happening in Myanmar is very heartbreaking.
“Anywhere in the world when people suffer, anywhere in the world when people go through this kind of tragic experiences it is really heartbreaking and it happens all over the world at different times.”
Since August 25, some 507,000 Rohingya have crossed from Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine into Bangladesh, according to the UN.
“I can only hope and pray that as human beings we can somehow get over this,” he added.
Later, Bollywood’s Mr Perfectionist met his Turkish fans at an Istanbul theater ahead of the screening of his 2016 hit ‘Dangal’. The film – a biographical sports drama – was released on August 18 in Turkey. (ANI)
Source : The Siasat Daily