Mumbai, Feb 17: Days after Modi Government told his contract to be the mascot of 'Incredible India' campaign expired, speculations were rife that BJP government in Maharashtra is reportedly going to make Bollywood actor Aamir Khan as its ambassador of its a water conservation project.
Reports suggested that Aamir is going be announced brand ambassador of Devendra Fadnavis Government's initiative - ‘Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan'.
However, in an interview to ABP News, CM Devendra Fadnavis denied such reports.
CM Fadnavis had launched the water conservation project within a couple of months after he occupied office in 2014. The project was reportedly discussed with the Bollywood actor in May last year. But his appointment was put on a hold following the actor's controversial statement over 'intolerance' which irked the Narendra Modi-led government at Centre.
Maharashtra Government's 'Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan' aims at making 25,000 villages in the state drought-free in next 5 years.
Aamir became the face of 'Atithi Devo Bhava' campaign, part of the Incredible India campaign, launched during the UPA regime. The actor faced widespread criticism following his statement that his wife Kiran Rao had asked if they should move out of the country, as she feared for the safety of their children in a climate of insecurity.
The 50-year-old actor, later clarified that he will live in India and die in India and has no intentions of leaving the country.