Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is set to partner Maharashtra government for one of its flagship schemes- Jalyukt Shivaar, which is an ambitious Water conservation scheme of the BJP-led Government.
The announcement comes months after reports that the actor was chucked out of BJP-led government for his 'intolerance' remarks.
The official announcement is expected to be made on Wednesday when Khan will meet chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at the government guesthouse.
According to sources, the project will see Khan proactively work with the government for its Jal Yukt Shivar scheme, which is also Fadnavis’ pet project. Reports also claimed that Khan was roped in for the dream project in May last year after he contributed Rs 11 lakh to the chief minister’s relief fund as donation to the scheme in 2015.
The project will aim at making state villages drought free in five years through water conservation programmes.
Last month, BJP government had ended Aamir Khan contract as the brand ambassador for its Incredible India campaign after 10 years.
However, Twitterarti provided another option to the Maharashtra government. Social media called the government's stand biased and hoped to see Nana Patekar as the face of the dream scheme. The posts went viral and the veteran actor trended on social media following the protests. Take a look at the tweets:
@Dev_Fadnavis If U really want ambassador for Jalukta Shivar, you may consider Rajendra Singh, Nana Patekar, Makarand Anaspure but not AmirK— à¤¨à¤¿à¤¤à¥€à¤¨ à¤¨à¤¿à¤®à¤•à¤° (@nitin_nimkar) February 17, 2016
If a brand ambassador for Jalyukt Shivir has to come from Bollywood, it has to be Nana Patekar.— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) February 17, 2016
Achha hai wo, bahut achha hai.
I love and respect Aamir but Nana patekar would be better option https://t.co/aTRlkI2MMm— à¤“à¤µà¥€ :) (@J2Mahajan) February 17, 2016