Latest film ‘Secret Superstar’ to address gender equality, Bollywood star Khan says in Turkey
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
Indian actor Aamir Khan said on Oct. 6 his upcoming film “Secret Superstar” is a “step in the right direction” towards gender equality.
“I feel that women have not been given the equality they deserve,” Khan said in an exclusive interview on Oct. 4.
The 52-year-old actor arrived in Turkey on a special invitation from the Culture Ministry. During his time here, he will promote his latest movie set to release worldwide on Oct. 20.
“I think it is not just Turkey or India. All across the world, historically, for many years now, half of the population has always had a secondary position,” he said.
Khan plays a music director in “Secret Superstar,” which tells the story of a 14-year-old girl who pursues her dream of becoming a singer.
“Whether it is a girl or boy, or a man or a woman, there should be complete equality and equal opportunities should be available to everyone,” he said.
“So that is something very important to me. I believe in equality for everyone, [it] does not matter what race or religion,” said Khan.
Khan will meet fans
“We all have the same feelings, whether I am a man or woman. I hope that this film takes a step in the right direction,” he said.
The Bollywood star expressed hope that his film would receive a positive reaction in Turkey.
The actor is also scheduled to meet Culture Minister Numan Kurtulmuş as well as Turkish film producers, actors, and cinema students.
“I am going to be here for the next four days and I will be interacting with my fans in the cinemas and theaters. I will be talking to them,” Khan said.
“I have tried to arrange many interactions with people so that I can actually have a conversation with my fans, get to meet them and talk to them,” he added.
The Turkish Education Ministry recommended he show some of his films to students. “I am really happy to know that. I have done two films specifically dealing with education,” Khan responded.