Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, who is currently in Turkey for the shoot of his film Laal Singh Chaddha, met the Turkish first lady Emine Erdogan on Saturday at the Huber Mansion in Istanbul. The meeting was requested by Aamir, who informed Erdogan about social responsibility projects he has initiated including the Water Foundation which he had his wife Kiran Rao initiated to deliver water to drought-stricken areas in India.Also Read - Laal Singh Chaddha: Aamir Khan-Naga Chaitanya's Jodi Compels Makers To Amend Script? Deets Inside
He even said that the first lady is carrying out important social projects and humanitarian activities and she congratulated him for the courageous handling of social problems in his films. Also, he mentioned that his wife Kiran lived in Turkey for a short while and she had closely socialise with Turks and also that the two communities have a lot of similarities such as common word roots in the languages and common family structure. Also Read - Movies to Watch Out For in 2022: From Alia-Ranbir's Brahmastra to Katrina's Merry Christmas
Sharing the pictures, Emine tweeted, “I had the great pleasure of meeting @aamir_khan, the world-renowned Indian actor, filmmaker, and director, in Istanbul. I was happy to learn that Aamir decided to wrap up the shooting of his latest movie ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ in different parts of Turkey. I look forward to it!” Also Read - Aamir Khan’s Daughter Ira Khan And BF Nupur Kiss, Snuggle Each Other in Mushy Pics
They discussed about rich historical texture of food and handicrafts of the two countries and Aamir also shared memories of how he came to cinema under the influence of his Muslim mother.
Meanwhile, Laal Singh Chaddha is based on the 1994 Tom Hanks blockbuster Forrest Gump. Portions of the film have already been shot in Chandigarh and Kolkata before the nationwide lockdown was imposed.