My Meet with Aamir Khan ! Full Story




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Do you believe in Intution ? I certainly do believe in it, and my belief has gone strong over the time, when it everytimes comes true. Here is one more example of it.
In May 2013, I got a mail from a company that "I had won a chance of meet and greet with Shahrukh Khan" and unfortunately I had my Final year project demo the same day, and I had to take a quick decision and decided to drop SRK !


Many friends said "Dude, how could you miss SRK", but I don't know, I didn't feel bad at all to miss SRK. That day, I just got an intution that chuck SRK, I want to meet Aamir Khan, "The perfectionist".
From last one decade, the personality, the aura he has formed over the bollywood, is just immense and no one can object it. No offense to any SRK fans hour here :P
So, coming to the point that, I gave my exams, I was graduate and then the wow thing happened.


One fine day, I just got a mail from Godrej saying I was selected to be the part of Aamir Khan's Godrej Campus Visit. I just pinched myself, could not believe, but yes soon realized the fact.
How did it Happen
Aamir khan is the brand ambassador of Godrej, whose tag line is "Ideas that make Life brighter". Godrej had a campaign on facebook where the participants were supposed to pour in some unique ideas which can brighten the lives of people.


Probably, It was my luck that I reached that page someday, that too during that contest. I just analysed and realized that Yes, I can do it.
I searched up  and came upon many good ideas and submitted mine, and two of them got shortlisted in the top ten.
Top 5 Voted were to make into Winning entries, and getting votes was cake walk for me. Thanks to my friends ! :)
My Entries were :
1) Reusable water in Toilet. The wash basin is connected to the Flush of Toilet
2) Using a water bottle and making it work as a CFL



Selecting a Gift for Aamir

If you are my facebook friend, it would be very easy to guess the gift I carried for Aamir khan, which i usually carry when I meet some of my favourite celebrities.


My bad habit that I do things all at the Nth moment. I collected photos, thought over the cover page and title, designed, printed, everything was done on the last moment. But Thank god, I had the Book in my hands before leaving mysore.
Special Thanks to : Nikhil Furtardo and Rakshit Mehta
Comfortable Travel and Stay


I've been travelling a lot to Mumbai, Delhi etc, but the main problem comes as generally the flights from Bangalore airport are around 9AM - 10 AM morning, and so I have to leave about 3AM-4AM from Mysore, or have to stay back at bangalore previous night, which is really hectic and I hate it.
I was worried about the same again, but all thanks to Godrej, They took care of everything. They booked a flight ticket one day back, so that I can be comfortable. They arranged a cab from home to airport, and Flight and Hotel for that day, then Aamir khan meet, and return on the next day. 
So, It was 2 Night and 3 days of short trip ! :) Everything was very comfortable.
The Plan
It was 5th August 2013, which was scheduled for the event. The purpose for our visit was :
  • A Visit to Mangrooves. Mangrooves is a Coastal forest inside the Godrej Campus in Mumbai.
  • To be the Part of Aamir Khan Interview (as Spectators)
  • A Visit to Godrej product showroom and detailed explanation
A Big Shock :
There were corporate guests, other children from school, who were local winners of some godrej contest and lot of company representatives. I realized I was mere 1 among thousands there, and will I get chance to meet him personally or not...
When I reached Godrej campus, I was taken to a auditorium where the briefing about the whole day event, I was  shocked when I realised, there was no Meet and Greet scheduled for me.
The Local children and their Parents had a meet and greet with Aamir khan, and just we four of the winners didn't have it. On asking, we were told "Due to security reasons". That really pissed me off. We requsted the organisers, they told they would try.
With the little hope of meeting Aamir, our day started at Godrej.
Mangrooves : The coastal Forest
If I ask you a question : Guess, How big can be the Godrej Campus at Vikhroli Mumbai ? How much would you say ?  10 Acre ? 20 Acre ? 50 Acre ?
The Godrej Vikhroli Mumbai campus is freaking 2200+ Acres . Yes ! Can you ever think of the how much big it is , that too amidst a city like Mumbai.
2000 Acres is covered just with the coastal forest called Mangrooves. Godrej had purchased that Land long back in an auction, and developed it as a perfect coastal forest and lot of gardens, and it is open just for Educational visit purpose today.

They have Homes for employees, corporate office, their own Sub - way, companies like TCS and much more, inside their campus.
Maharashtra Govt had asked that Land for Crores to build a international airport, which Godrej refused.
The Mangrooves has Hundred of speices of Animals, Plants. It has a special Medicinal garden where there are lot of ayurvedic plants. It has a palm garden where there are more than 20 types of Palms.
A complete Guided tour was given in a bus, which was really interesting. I was shocked to see a big forest inside a campus, that too in Mumbai. The Mangrooves tour ended around 12:30pm and we were taken back to the main godrej building.
It was lunch time till 2pm and we were taken back to the auditorium.
The other local winners were taken for the  meet and greet with Aamir Khan, and we were made sit in the auditorum lonely. On asking, we got the same answer "Security reasons, We will try.."
They told us, they will take us to the Interview with Aamir khan and around 2.45, we took us to the interview hall where our seats were reserved.
Interview with Aamir Khan

It was a big hall with the stage set for Aamir khan. I had a seat in the 3rd row, and front two rows were all Top officials and Family members of Godrej.
An Awesome Experience
      I was sitting on my seat, and all of sudden there was some noise and claps. I thought it was Aamir and I turned around, It was Adi Godrej  in the hall, The Owner of Godrej groups.
      The moment he entered and reached his seat which was just in front of mine, The media people started their cameras and the flashes started flashing on me.
     I swear, It was one of "The Best" moments of my life, when I saw those continuous Camera flashes for like 5-10 minutes on face. It was so damn motivational and inspirational. It was feeling as if they were flashing me. Damn ! It was an awesome feeling, By God.
 [The scene was something like the pic below. Its an pic collected from internet just to give example]



Soon, The media folks settled in their place and all were waiting eagerly for Aamir khan to enter. The Host announced and Kiran, Aamir Khan's wife, along with Parmeshwar Godrej, wife of Adi Godrej entered the hall and people started clapping and media persons again started flashing, but i was excited to watch Mr.Aamir, not Mrs. Aamir.
It was just a matter of few more minutes, and The Aamir Khan entered the stage from the backstage and My god, What a personality he looked, The way he waved people, greeted, smiled, It was just unbelievable that Aamir was in front of us, and I was just like 3 rows away from the stage.


Everyone settled on their chairs, Media persons settled, and the Interview started.
The host started asking up questions about his Experience with Godrej, His secret about being Perfect, and lot of other questions, and Aamir answered them very patiently and so perfectly (Of course, that's why he is called Perfectionist).
But the thing which was going in my mind was : Will I get to meet Aamir or not. I knew, once the interview was over, He would return with his bouncers back. The time went going, and my chance to meet aamir got fading up.
After the end of the interview, Host said "Thank you" and  I started searching around the organiser to try and make me meet him, but she also gave up, as she said She had nothing in her hand.
I tried reaching some officials or breaking security, but then  thought it would against ethics, and I decided, If my efforts are true, It would happen and surely would happen !
The Moment of Upsetness
Can you believe, With lot of hopes, Efforts to make a book, So much dreams, Flew to Mumbai and didn't get to meet Aamir, that too when he was so near. Damn ! It was a really bad moment, with full upset feeling. But still, A little hope inside was there, don't know why ? Probably because I had done genuine efforts, but I knew there was no damn chance now.
I almost gave up, and it was all over. We were taken to a hall to have snacks and return back. Did they expect me to have Snacks, that too when I didn't get chance to meet Aamir. No way !! I didn't have it, and I decided to stand at some corner waiting for other folks to have their snacks and return.
The organiser came up to me, said Let's have a group photo, I was like Is she kidding ? I was so frustrated, Feeling bad, and she asked for a group photo. Still, I couldn't be that rude, and Photo was done.
The organizer probably saw the upsetness and came up to me and said, Look, All I can try is I can get this book autographed and send you by courier or somethinig. I was not able to digest it, but still I said Alright.
Miracles do happen
Organiser went down to talk to some top official and ask for autograph. I don't know what happened there. I was standing in the corner and the organiser came up running that "Come on !!, You got a chance to get a photo with Aamir Khan"
I was just in a state of shock for a while, could not believe what she told. Those words just made me charged up, and I really was not  it. I somehow controlled my emotions and went down.
Aamir was having some meeting with the Chief Distributors of Godrej, and we were taken to that hall.
The Chief Organiser came to us, and said "Look, You will have like just 5 Seconds. Aamir will come, Stand, A photo will be clicked and he will Move". I said "Alright". 
I silently said to myself "I know what Aamir is". I had cent percent belief that once he sees this book, No damn person can stop me to talk to him, and present the book.
We waited and waited, and the WOW moment happened. Aamir khan finished the interview with distributors and came to us walking !
I was not believing that 'Rancho of 3 idiots', or 'Sanjay Singhania of Ghajini' , or bhuvan of  Lagaan, or 'Nikumbh of Taare Zameen par' - Yes 'The Aamir Khan' was just in front of me, near me.
He came towards me and himself extended the hand, just like he did in Ghajini (Hi, I'm sanjay, Sanjay Singhania), and then I said "Hi sir, I've a small present for you, This Book"
Aamir looked at the cover and said " Oh, This is for me ? Really ?" , I said, "Yes"
I could see the Joy and smile easily over his face. He was so genuinely seeing each and every page and photos of the book.


As he kept turning pages, He smiled, He giggled looking at some old photos. He asked "Oh ! This photo, also you have taken", "Oh, This is the photo when I donated the blood"



One of the photos in the book showecased his 'Down to earth' nature.

  During his 3 Idiots Movie promotion, He had been to his mother's native and he could not find his mother's home. One of the Auto Driver, Ram Lakhan, helped him to reach aamir's mother's home, and Aamir probably made him a friend.

  When 3 Idiots was launched, Aamir specially sent Flight tickets to that Ram lakhan to come down to Mumbai and see the Movie. He came down to mumbai and saw the movie. He got touched by his down to earth nature...It's not the end still ...

  Few months after it, It was that Ram Lakhan's Son's Marriage, and he causally sent invitation to Aamir Khan, and guess what ? Aamir Khan personally went down to Varanasi leaving his works, and that was a real showcasing of 'Down to Earth' nature of Aamir.

  He kept his words and he attended the marriage. He had lunch there and then gave his glipse to fans from the terrace of the home too.

I'd collected that photo too, and I showed it to Aamir and "See, This is when you attended the marriage...", He said "Oh yes, great" !!!


I was just feeling awesome that I was told to get only 5 Seconds, and it was over 5 minutes, Aamir was with me, standing near and looking at the book.


He saw the whole book for about 5 -10 minutes, and then asked my name. I said "Akash". He took the Marker, and autographed on the last page of my copy  "Dear Aakash, Happiness always. . . Aamir Khan"

What More could I expect man.
I realised, why people call him "The Down to earth" Man. He was so so down to earth. He himself said, "Let's have a photograph", and Kept his hand on our shoulders. We stood in the line and the Awaited moment got a CLICKKKKK !!
He moved from there to the Godrej organisers group to have a photograph and a little interview with them, and the best part was He kept my book in his own hand only, rather  giving away to his PA or Body guard. He had that book in his hand till the last moment. (See the circled part in the image below)


I was literally not stopping thanking that particular organiser, Kavya Gupta (Right behind Aamir, in the pic above), who really tried her best, put in her genuine efforts and due to her, I could meet Aamir and present him personally my work. Thanks a lot Kavya, from heart, If you're reading this :)
One more Big Surprise
I thought, That was it. I got so so much when nothing was looking to happen. 15-20 Minutes back, I had almost given up that Nothing can be done now and it was all over, but still there was a little little hope inside for some miracle, and that Miracle happened !
From Nothing, I got a Grand Meet Up, Opportunity to Present my Gift, To talk, Personal Photograph, What more could I really ask, but there was something more than that
I was standing after the meetup, and one of the organiser came up and asked "You made that book" ?, I said, "Yes". She said " You know what ? Aamir Khan personally showed up your book to Mrs. Parmeshwar Godrej (Wife of Adi Godrej), and she liked it so much, that she asked me to send her a copy of it"
Once everyone came to know that Mrs.Godrej liked that book and asked for a copy, everyone came to me, and started asking What book which book, Show me Show me..
I was feeling like a Star there, where everyone were praising my work, my genuine efforts.
That was another Moment where i realised that when you put in your geninue efforts, Miracles do happen. There's a Line saying "Agar kisi bhi cheez ko dilo jaan se chaaho, to saari kayenaat, tumhe use paane me lagaa deti hai"
We were done with the Aamir meet up and we were taken to Godrej showroom. All the products were shown, explained.
One more Good experience
From Left : Jay Gajera, Prasanjit Saha, Aamir, Akash Jain (Myself), Suman Kamath
Prasanjit Saha from Jamshedpur, One of the winners with me, basically is a Enterprenuer with a Personalised Gifts startup called "Tohfa4u", to be precise, A "Successful Startup".

I talked about an Hour or two, discussed how did he started off things, what acted as his advantages, what barriers, what did you learn, what problem did he come up. He told many experiences of him. I got to know many startup mantras.
Who can be a better person to explain about a startup, than a successfull startup entreprenuer.

With all my Great up and down experiences, all Inspiring and motivational moments, all the gains, All the Enjoyment at the Mumbai trip, I flew back to Mysore.
Thanks a lot Godrej and their Organisers for a beautiful and Inspiring Trip, which really meant a lot to me. Thanks to all the genuine efforts of the organisers due to whom i got the chance to Meet up Aamir.
Thanks a lot to the other three winners Jaey Gajera, Prasanjit Saha and Suman Kamath for giving a good experience and company.

Getting Published on Yahoo website
Yahoo published the news of the Aamir Khan's visit to the campus and I managed to get published on yahoo website in between Godrej owner's pics ! :D

[The Link goes here : http://in.omg.yahoo.com/photos/when-aamir-khan-cried-slideshow/when-aamir-khan-cried-photo-1375762990635.html ]



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14 Respones to "My Meet with Aamir Khan ! Full Story"

Amit said...

Hi Aakash,

Congrats for meeting with Aamir Khan.

I can see the joy and feel the happiness which you might have got while meeting with The Perfectionist.

Even I feel that "If that book is not exclusive, do share it with us". I would love to see that book.

Once again Congratulations.

Regards,
Amit


August 29, 2013 at 1:13 AM
Saket Jajodia said...

Great to know.. It is just a start.. ;)


August 29, 2013 at 1:49 AM
kumse said...

you are so lucky :) ı saw your amazing story I wish I could be like you :))can you send me that book or copy :)) ps: Im from turkey :) and we love so much Aamir Khan and Bollywood ım waiting the book :P :D:D:D


August 29, 2013 at 2:04 AM
kumse said...

by the way ım your 100. follower this is very special thing and it must be reward am ı wrong ???? :D:D:D:D:D


August 29, 2013 at 2:13 AM
Akash said...

Thanks a lot everyone. :)

Niranjan V Kumar said...

Superb narration Akash. All the best for your future.
-NVK


August 29, 2013 at 5:41 PM
Rahul vohraa said...

Great expression of feelings dude,n congrats for ur meet with amir khan.


August 30, 2013 at 1:44 PM
geetha sridhar said...

super....... geetha sridhar, teacher, social worker for cancer patients


August 31, 2013 at 11:51 AM
Anil Mahato said...

Congratulation Bhai !!


September 1, 2013 at 1:07 PM
SACHIN said...

Very Nice Akash!


September 4, 2013 at 8:20 PM
Kashish Jain said...

Great Efforts Man!!! You did your best efforts and the god gave you a little push in the end..;)

and I actually read the whole article.. padte hue pta hi ni chala 3000 words kab poore ho gye :P :)


November 22, 2013 at 3:19 PM
Arun Patil said...

Very Nice write-up. I wana see your book which you gifted to Amir. You wrote this post as a movie story. Each and every word came from your bottom of heart. while reading this i kept my self in place of you and fill that moments. Thanks


November 28, 2013 at 7:36 PM
Akshay Jain said...

Hello,

It's very rare that I actually read the whole article and to be very frank it's really an awesome article not because he was Aamir Khan. It's because your article truly speak the reality of law of attraction. What you dream, What you think is what you get in your life sooner or later but you will before your life's journey ends. :)

I wish you best of luck. You are the guy who met Dhoni, Got chance to meet SRK and now Aamir. Awesome Dude!


February 2, 2014 at 11:54 PM
Akash Jain said...

Thanks a lot buddy ! Yep, It was my heart speaking and the flow was hard that it ended up writing a 3000 word article :)


February 5, 2014 at 12:51 AM

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