Aamir Khan features on Time magazine’s cover

Aamir Khan

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has become the third Indian actor to be featured on US Time magazine‘s cover, for taking up social issues on his show ‘Satyamev Jayate ‘.

Before Aamir, Bollywood actors Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Parveen Babi featured on Time’s cover.

The actor is featured on the cover of Time with the caption Khan’s Quest. The blurb says, “He’s breaking the Bollywood mold by tackling India’s social evils. Can one actor change a nation?”

It was only after his show, Rajasthan government promised to set up fast track courts to resolve pending female foeticide cases in the state. Aamir was also invited to Parliament to discuss issue of FDI in pharmaceuticals.

Aamir also met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to emphasise the plight of manual scavengers.

Parveen Babi featured on Time cover in July 1976 and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was featured in 2003.

Sachin Tendulkar was the last Indian celebrity to make on the Time’s cover. Other Indians who featured were Sania Mirza, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Narendra Modi. Mahatma Gandhi made to the cover of Time Magazine three times and was declared Man Of The Year in 1930.

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