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Aamir starting acting school in Peepli Live village!

Written by: By Raymond Ronamai
Published: Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 11:16 [IST]

Have you heard of Bhadwai village situated in Madhya Pradesh? Many might have heard of it for the first time with Aamir Khan's Peepli Live, which was shot in this village. Now, this village would go through a drastic change if everything goes on well.

The villagers of Bhadwai, including the Head of Panchayat, came to know the scope of the film industry when they attended the music release function of Peepli Live. So, they have requested Aamir to start an acting school for their children. The request has been forwarded to Mahmood Farooqui, the co-director of Peepli Live.

“The villagers' request surprised Aamir. However, he realised their request was genuine and that the children were keen on learning the nuances of filmmaking," Mid-Day quoted a source as saying. "Yes, Aamir Khan Productions has informed me of this request. We would love to have an acting school for the kids. I will definitely work on this with them," confirmed Farooqui.

Directed by Anusha Rizvi, Peepli Live deals with the pledge of the farmers. It features Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghubir Yadav, Malaika Shenoy and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead roles and is set for release on August 13.

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