New Delhi, Bollywood star Aamir Khan, who is riding high on the success of “3 Idiots”, couldn’t have asked for more. When the actor received the “wonderful news” of getting a Padma Bhushan, the nation’s third highest civilian honour, in the US Monday morning, his mother’s smiling face flashed in his mind.
“I’m so happy to receive this unique honour. The first thing that comes to my mind is my mother’s smiling face,” Aamir SMSed from Utah, US, where he is attending the Sundance Film Festival. His production venture “Peepli Live” had its world premiere there Sunday night.
Directed by Anusha Rizvi, “Peepli Live” is a satire on rural life in India. It features Raghuvir Yadav along with debutant actors from Madhya Pradesh.
“Indeed this has been a good day for me. First my film ‘Peepli Live’ gets a superb response here at the Sundance Film Festival, and then I receive this wonderful news of receiving the Padma Bhushan.
“I only wish, I was back home right now. I would like to thank god for these happy moments, and all my fans and well-wishers for their love, support and good wishes,” added the 44-year-old who is already a recipient of the Padma Shri.
The actor has blazed a new trail to success with “3 Idiots”. According to latest reports, Aamir’s “3 Idiots” that takes a critical look at the education system in the country has become the biggest grosser by earning Rs.382 crore world wide till date.