Aamir Khan – File photo by Reuters
Aamir Khan – File photo by Reuters

Indian actor Aamir Khan has become the third Bollywood star to feature on the cover page of Time magazine after making it to the September 10 2012 Asia edition’s cover.

Khan’s photo, along with the caption “Khan’s Quest,” appears as the magazine highlights the Bollywood actor’s popular television show “Satyamev Jayate.”

The 13-episode show became hugely popular in India and also attracted audiences across the world as Khan discussed and covered sensitive social issues plaguing the country.

The show’s popularity also spread to social networking websites, as the star evoked a range of emotions as he dealt with the sensitive topics.

Khan becomes the third Indian film personality to feature on the magazine’s cover after Aishwarya Rai Bachachn (2003) and Parveen Babi (1976).

— By arrangement with the Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/news-interviews/Aamir-Khan-graces-cover-of-Time-magazine/articleshow/16046933.cms

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Truth Hurts
September 3, 2012 7:11 am
His (Amir Khan) quote “Religion is a part of your personal life and not your socio-political life” This is his personal understanding.....which is away from the true Islamic teachings....and any practising Muslim shall not make such a statement. Suffice to state that, things are between two extremes wrongs presently, ‘Taliban ideology on one end and Amir Khan (Bollywood-India) on the other end. How very interesting.
Gangez Khan
September 3, 2012 11:10 am
Bob you hit the bulls eye, all people are one.
August 31, 2012 4:24 pm
AMIR is one of the finest actor. wonderful humanbeing ,deeply dedicated to social causes that no other person has ever done it. His each movie is a imprimateur of his excellence art work. when he tells a story he gives in abundance for the country. If india has produced few finest jewels in movie industires ,he is one of them.
September 2, 2012 8:27 pm
By taking million of rupees for the show ,can he stand same corner Edhi Sahib no , commercial world.
September 3, 2012 9:38 am
wonderful !!!
September 2, 2012 2:24 am
I am Proud of Aamir Khan..a true Indian..
September 2, 2012 7:21 am
hope Amir' effort helps the poor and the common man.
September 2, 2012 7:18 am
Great work Aamir.
Hassan Parvez
September 3, 2012 6:50 pm
I feel sorry for people like you. You will not hesitate to denounce any good deed by an Indian, no matter what benefit it is bringing to the society. Nobody in the world can denies the exceptional work by Mr. Edhi who is tirelessly helping the nation totally ignored by its rulers. What Amir Khan is doing is bringing awareness to the people of India and Pakistan of their sick societies. Please watch some episodes of "Satyamev Jayate" and I am sure if you have any intelligence at all, you will never make such comments
September 1, 2012 10:26 pm
sharukh khan is third and amir khan is fourth , pl z correct Ur stats
September 2, 2012 9:17 am
Kanwaljeet i appreciate your comments and fully agree with you. He is really a great man
September 1, 2012 3:15 am
Most important part is he dont rely on controversies to make fame. He relies on his tallent and hard work and is very sincere when it comes to work. He is also very secular in outlook. Only muslim personality who opened admitted that he is first patriotic indian and then a muslim. his quote "Religion is a part of your personal life and not your socio-political life" is highly inspiring.
Ali abbas
August 31, 2012 7:42 pm
And he is equally loved on both sided of the border for his genius.
MAK (usa)
August 31, 2012 3:08 pm
I am not surprised. TIME magazine is running out of'' cover' topics.' Recently on the cover it had a woman breast feeding his 6 year old son. That forced me to cancel subscription .It is now a grocery store tabloid devoid of any 'class'. I hope magazine presented Amir K in a positive way.
Wasi Mohammed
August 31, 2012 3:40 pm
I like one thing about Amir's message on Satyamev Jayete that it all depends on each individual what change one can bring in his/her own attitude which leave's positive impact on other lives too.
August 31, 2012 1:07 pm
he is best actor & social worker, i like his point of view.
September 1, 2012 4:00 am
can we borrow him to show the mirror to us... Pakistanis as he is doing for India.....please please, we need one Aamir Khan in Pakistan too.
September 1, 2012 10:20 am
He leads by example and a true patriot.
August 31, 2012 7:40 pm
He is much more than an actor. India is privileged to have him.
September 1, 2012 11:03 am
Love you Amir...
September 1, 2012 5:34 am
Agree entirely that great a great contribution that he has made through his program Satyame Jayate.
September 2, 2012 2:09 am
he went to the cover of Time and an editorial with Fareed Zakaria --- the restored Editor in Chief of Time and CNN ----- Not only front page but full cover up.
September 3, 2012 2:46 am
the whole link is Fareed Zakaria is the Editor of Time, Aamir Khan is on the Cover of the Time, Time covers a lot of stories, and sometimes it fails to catch with the real Time for a good coverage. Sorry you cancelled the Time subscription, they will find some more of the same in their cover stories. Fareed restoration upon his apology tells it all --- HOW FAST YOU CAN PATCH UP and be on COVER again.
September 2, 2012 1:17 pm
syed asif zafar I will be a good sign for muslim indian to show they are also same loveable indian like hundu indian massage from Karachi-Pakistan
September 1, 2012 12:53 pm
Good effort Aamir Khan.
September 1, 2012 2:42 am
thoroughly enjoyed all episodes and very touched. great work
September 1, 2012 6:30 am
India is blessed to have Aamir Khan, GREAT INDIAN, GREAT MUSLIM.
September 2, 2012 10:04 pm
they were always lovable only irritating when they say We want special treatment because we pray differently:)
September 2, 2012 11:43 am
Pakistani actors and actresses should take some lessons from Indian counter parts
September 2, 2012 4:29 am
please correct the fact, amir khan is fourth perosonality, third was shahrukh khan, he was on cover of Time, in Oct 2004.
Fida Sayani
September 3, 2012 1:48 am
I am an Indian first and Muslim afterwards said Jinnah. This is from Page 154. Secular and Nationalist Jinnah. By Ajeet Jawed.
September 3, 2012 6:07 am
I have seen his shows and he did great work for humanity.
Mubashir Inayet
September 1, 2012 3:59 pm
He has a wonderful stage presence and a passion for fighting a war against ignorance. We wish him all the best.
Iftikhar Husain
September 2, 2012 12:13 pm
Very well done Amir world needs people like you.
September 1, 2012 8:05 am
India is proud of Aamir Khan.
September 3, 2012 2:22 am
There is no need to show anything. Muslims have held all levels of society including that of President of India. If anyting is missing, it is the muslim vision to see equality and fairness.
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