Aamir says standing ovation to TZP was heartwarming

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Mumbai, Nov 2 (UNI) Popular Bollywood actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan has said the 'absolutely thunderous and standing ovation' to ''Tare Zameen Par'' at its screening in Seattle for the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) was a heartwarming experience.

''There were about 200 members, mostly Americans, at the DVD projection earlier this week and I was curious to see the response of a non-Indian audience to what we had made,'' he said, adding ''And then finally the film got over and the lights came on.. to an Absolutely Thunderous Standing Ovation!!!.'' ''My God it was so moving. I was so overwhelmed. Then I came forward for the Q&A and saw the tears streaming down the cheeks of the audience. I can't tell you how happy I was to see so many people cry! And here were people from all over the world, who had dedicated their lives to helping children with learning difficulties. I was so glad that IDA had chosen to screen the film at their annual conference. And I felt so blessed to be part of a film that touches people so deeply. Everyone just loved the film and it had struck a really deep chord,'' the actor wrote on his blog ''In fact, the reaction was exactly as it had been with audiences back home in India. It really amazes me how people from all across the world react to some films in pretty much the same way, which reaffirms the fact of how similar we all are no matter which part of the globe we come from,'' Aamir pointed out.

''Darsheel struck once again and won all hearts. The story and screenplay were unanimously appreciated as were all the other aspects of the film. The music and songs were especially loved and everyone wanted to know more about Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy and Prasoon,'' he said.

''All of them insisted that the film be re-released in the US in theatres, this time for the mainstream American audience. One of the interesting points which came out of the Q&A was the request from the audience to dub the film into English, when re-released here.

They felt, and rightly so, that they wanted their children to see the film and were afraid that the smaller kids will not be able to read the subtitles. So I'm going to look into that. At the very least, the DVD release here can incorporate a dubbed version as well,'' the actor said.

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