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Aamir Khan to be the Olympic torch bearer

By By: Subhadeep Bhattacharjee
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    Aamir Khan earned laurels from all quarters for his directional debut Taare Zameen Par. Now the perfectionist actor will be one of the six Indian torch bearers for the Beijing Olympics. The other five include former cop Dr Kiran Bedi, World Wildlife Fund CEO Ravi Singh, president Coca Cola India Atul Singh, environmentalist Y Subhash Chandra Reddy and president BAIF Narayan Hegde.

    The Olympic torch will be relayed in India on the April 17 in New Delhi. The six people are part of Coca Cola Environment Champions and will work for the conservation of water resources. Aamir Khan said he felt honoured to get such a great platform to raise awareness for the environment among the masses.

    Aamir said the country has a huge scope of improvement as far as performance is concerned in the Olympics. He however did no believe India lacked talent but felt talented individuals have to be polished to achieve success. On the question of Bollywood stars owning IPL teams Aamir said he would like being a fan rather than the owner of a team.

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