Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, who is in Istanbul to promote his film ‘Secret Superstar’, is surprised to learn about his huge fan following in Turkey.
The ‘Dangal’ star arrived in Istanbul on Wednesday on a special invitation of Turkey during which he will also promote his upcoming film that will be released worldwide on October 20.
Speaking at a news conference, the critically-acclaimed actor, whose films often break box office records in India and around the world, said he had been “constantly getting messages from Turkey” to visit the country.
“I didn’t know that in Turkey young people were watching my films. They kept inviting me and since then I [have said I] would like to come here.”
He said his wife and son had visited Turkey a year back and “they had the most amazing time of their life and since then [my wife] Kiran has been telling me that we should come back.”
He also expressed an interest in Turkish cinema.
“I am really keen to experience Turkish cinema and I am very keen to watch works of artists from Turkey,” the 52-year-old told reporters.
“I am going to start doing that and up until now I have not really watched films from Turkey.”
Earlier, Culture Ministry said in a statement that the ‘PK’ star had been invited to Turkey during which he will visit Istanbul and capital Ankara between Wednesday and Saturday.
The actor is also scheduled to meet Culture Minister Numan Kurtulmus as well as Turkish film producers, actors and cinema students.
Aamir’s latest film tells the story of a talented 14-year-old girl who wants to follow her dream of becoming a singer.