Aamir Khan is now in the City to receive the Gollapudi Srinivas Rao award which was instituted 11 years ago by the Gollapudi Srinivas Memorial. The award was instituted by the well known Telugu writer, journalist and actor Gollapudi Maruti Rao in memory of his son who died in an accident while he was filming his own debut film as a director years ago.
To a question about awards and felicitations, Aamir said, 'Normally I don't accept any award because I think judging which film is better for an award, is in my opinion subjective. But I do when an award is given by people who are genuine. I go by the organisation and the people behind the award'.
Asked what gave him the confidence to handle such a subject, Aamir said, 'I fell in love with the script and the story. I wanted to show it to the people of this country and the audience.'
Aamir said, 'It sensitized me towards my own kids and I am happy that it has sensitized parents who have children with such problems like dyslexia.' Aamir said the theme of the film is simply universal.
Heads of welfare associations caring for the dyslexic children also participated in the press conference and later in the interactive session. They thanked Aamir for making such a film.