Mumbai: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Sunday dismissed the possibility of joining politics. He said people like him who are working in the creative fields have a major responsibility towards nation building and making the “social fabric” strong. Khan was addressing a press conference after attending an event organised by his ‘Paani Foundation’ to declare the ‘Watercup’ awards.
Political leaders cutting across the party lines attended the award distribution ceremony held in Pune in Maharashtra. Paani Foundation is a not-for-profit company set up in 2016 by the team of the TV series Satyamev Jayate to fight drought in rural Maharashtra. It was founded by Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao. Paani Foundation conducts a competition called the ‘Satyamev Jayate Water Cup’, in which villages compete to win prizes for the best watershed management work.
Responding to a query on whether he would enter politics if he is offered a Rajya Sabha berth for his social work, the “Dangal” star replied, “We are currently doing a lot of work and I think to do that work, there is no need to enter into politics. “I am working in the creative field and people in this field have a major responsibility towards nation building and making the social fabric of the society strong,” he said.