The actor’s midas touch is not limited to his films or his box office collections, but it also positively impacts his social initiatives. Although Aamir Khan has not been vocal about it, sources close to the actor say that Paani foundation’s Satyameva Jayate Water Cup has grown to achieve what they set out to do in the last three years.
It is not a known fact but Aamir has been going every year to do shramdaan for the foundation. The Water Cup that started with three talukas in 2016 has almost 1/4th of Maharashtra participating this year.
“In 2018, over 9,000 villages from 75 talukas will be competing for the Water Cup. The smallest of places take great inspiration from him,” adds the source.
While Reena Dutta, Kiran Rao, Satyajit Bhatkal, Swati and a large number of team handle the daily proceedings of the initiative, Aamir joins them via video conference to take important decisions regardless of which part of the world he is in.
“That’s the kind of enthusiasm and passion he holds for this initiative. The idea is to have a drought-free state by training the people themselves about watershed development,” says the source.