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Aamir regrets delayed payment for Peepli Live song

Written by: By Raymond Ronamai
Published: Thursday, July 15, 2010, 10:56 [IST]

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is fondly called the Perfectionist but he made a mistake during the making of his much-hyped film Peepli Live. He didn't pay a musical group from a village in Madhya Pradesh for the folk song he used in the film.

But Aamir showed that he is a perfectionist by taking the responsibility for the delay in payment. He said that the production house shouldn't be blamed for it, as it was his fault. He regretted for the inconvenience caused to the band.

However, Aamir solved the issue before the media blew it out of proportion. He sent his production manager to the village to invite the band to Mumbai and took the permission for the use of its song. He said that he should have done that long before but slipped his mind due to his busy schedule.

Adding more spice to the scene, another report surfaced that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) asked the actor for the use of the song to campaign against the price rise. Aamir admitted that his office received the request but turned it down, as they are not into song-selling business.

Peepli Live directed by debutante Anusha Rizvi is about the pledge of the formers and the great divide between the rural and urban society. It features Omkar Das Manikpuri and Raghubir Yadav in the lead roles and is slated for release on August 13.

Topics: peepli live, anusha rizvi, omkar das manikpuri, raghubir yadav, aamir khan
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