Moved by Arvind Kejriwal, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan to join AAP?

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Aamir Khan and Arvind Kejriwal
Mumbai, Jan 3: Arvind Kejriwal and his party -- Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) seems to have brought a new revolution in the country. Many well-known people including former Infosys board member Balakrishnan recently have joined AAP to get Swaraj (self-rule) in India. Now, it seems that Bollywood celebrities also may join the party and Mr Perfectionist of the cine world -- Aamir Khan might be one among them.

During an interview with NDTV, Aamir Khan spoke about Kejriwal and his victory in Delhi elections. Speaking to the TV new channel, Aamir said, It is a huge revolution. We had lost hope in political thinking and suddenly we have got this tidal wave that promises to be revolutionary. I am glad more and more people want to be part of that wave."

Aamir is one of Bollywood celebrities who earlier had offered his support to Kejriwal's guru Anna Hazare during his fast-unto-death protest demanding Lokpal Bill. He also wrote letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging the government to pass the anti-corruption bill.

I am glad more and more people want to be part of that wave: Aamir Khan

Now, when Kejriwal made a history becoming Chief Minister of the national capital withing one year of the launch of his party AAP, Aamir praised Kejriwal. The actor was quoted as saying, "For the first time, a political entity has emerged who is not saying ‘I will rule you' but, instead, says, ‘I will rule with you.' He [Kejriwal] says ‘I become the instrument for you to rule the country'."

What Aamir Khan said:

When we were doing the show, we were not sure how it would be received. But, when it was aired and I saw the kind of response it garnered, I realised that this was a nation waiting for a tidal wave of change. The way people came forward to discuss issues gave me some indication that things are changing, if not on the ground. There was this simmering discontent underneath the surface.

I realised that there was a larger thing brewing within them, and the desire to bring about a change was getting bigger and bigger. Everyone was tired of the way things were going, and wanted to change their lives for themselves, their loved ones and also see change in the social system. People were absolutely fed up of the past and didn't know what to do.

There were two incidents which reaffirmed this belief. The Delhi gang rape case and the Anna Hazare phenomenon. Both times, people came out on to the streets to show their support. These were not political movements. These were clear indicators of how people wouldn't take bad governance any longer.

Then came the Delhi elections. Here, we were in a place where politicians bought votes and criminals contested elections. One-third of the politicians have criminal records, and they unabashedly put it down on their forms. So, what happened in the Delhi elections is significant on two levels. For the first time, a political entity has emerged who is not saying ‘I will rule you' but, instead, says, ‘I will rule with you.' He [Kejriwal] says ‘I become the instrument for you to rule the country'.

No other party had ever told us that. He says you have to decide what's to be done with the country and I will execute it for you. That is the true meaning of the word Swaraj - khud ka raaj. AAP is the only political party with that kind of thinking. What is more significant is that people now have understood the difference between other kinds of governance and this one.

We have many issues within the country, like caste, religion, money, but what is amazing is how people have put that chakravyuh behind them and come together to trust one entity. It is a huge revolution. We had lost hope in political thinking and suddenly we have got this tidal wave that promises to be revolutionary. I am glad more and more people want to be part of that wave.

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