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Aamir Khan opens up about politics

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Though Aamir Khan may be vocal about social issues, he is "scared" of politics and believes he can be a better influence through his films.

During a session at NDTV’S special youth conclave YUVA, Aamir said, "I don’t want to be a politician. I am not meant for that. I am a communicator. I am not interested in politics... I am also scared of politics. Who isn’t? "So, I stay away. I am a creative person. Politics is not my thing. I want to entertain people. I feel I will be able to do more as a creative person than as a politician."

The 53-year-old superstar has been extensively contributing towards water crisis in Maharashtra for the past three years. Through his ’Paani Foundation’, Aamir aims at imparting knowledge at the grassroots level in the state about water conservation and watershed management.

Talking about the water scarcity problem and how people can encounter it, Aamir remarked, “They have to be the solution. It has to be a people’s movement... Our approach has always been very inclusive. We want more and more people to join the cause."

Talking about the blame game between the public and the government, the actor quipped, "It’s easy for us to blame the government. Maharashtra government has made a lot of efforts to hit back the problem... As citizens, we should question our government. They are answerable to us. But change only happens when we become part of the solution.”

Aamir will next be seen in ’Thugs of Hindostan’, which also starts Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh in pivotal roles.

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