Aamir Khan recently gifted a Rs.25, 000 handloom saree to Kareena
Kapoor made by handloom workers of Chanderi village in Madhya
Pradesh. Kareena was overwhelmed by the present.
Kareena was asked to fly down to Madhya Pradesh for two days.
She had to travel for 14 hours to reach Chanderi. All this while,
she didn"t know where they were going and all she knew was that
they had to meet Aamir. So when she received the black and gold
traditional saree, like the ones the weavers used to make for the
nawabs, she was overjoyed.
According to Kareena, Aamir Khan wanted her to have the saree
because she is a style icon and she should promote the work of
these handloom industries. The ancestors of the workers used to
work for royal families. Kareena and Aamir went to the workers" homes, interacted with them and saw that they live in miserable
conditions and make only about Rs. 50 while the designers borrow
their work and sell it for Rs.30-40,000. Aamir has invited some of
the workers to the premiere of 3 Idiots.