Aamir Khan (r) along with his wife Kiran Rao during the launch of a music video shot by filmmaker Nagraj Manjule to announce the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup, in Mumbai, Jan. 3. (Press Trust of India)
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Kiran quipped that she was made to sing the song on her husband’s “diktat” but said the experience was fun-filled.
The special music video has been shot by “Sairat” director Nagraj Manjule, while Ajay-Atul has composed the song.
“It was my dream to work with Nagraj. My dream came true so I have to thank my husband.”
To which, Aamir, 51, replied, “I always felt Kiran sings really well. She sits in the balcony in evening and sings for me so I thought everyone should listen to her voice.”
“It was fun shooting this after ‘Sairat.’ When Aamir told me about this, I was happy. What made me more happy was to see the spirit of the villagers towards the cause. People from all walks of life were there. I feel very proud to be associated with this,” Nagraj said.
The song, penned by Guru Thakur, features villagers, Aamir and actors from the Marathi film industry working towards water conservation.
The second edition of Satyamev Jayate Water Cup aims to extend the watershed management program to 30 tehsils in Maharashtra.
In its first edition, the water conservation initiative under Satyamev Jayate Water Cup was implemented in three tehsils.
The Cup is a competition between different villages to see who can do the maximum work for watershed management and water conservation in the period of the competition.