Aamir Khan has revealed that during 1993 Mumbai riots he spent a night with legendary late actor Sunil Dutt on the road. The actor interacted with the media and fondly remembered having met Sunil Dutt. He shared how he spent a whole night under the statue of Mahatma Gandhi during the 1993 Mumbai riots along with Sunil Dutt, Yash Chopra, Johnny Walker and a noted producer (whose name he didn’t reveal).
When asked if he’d met Sunil Dutt and any memories he’d like to share, the 53-years-old actor shared,
“He used to send me telegrams on Diwali, Eid, birthdays and congratulatory messages. There would be like three-four word messages like ‘congratulations, well done’.”
The actor said he once ended up spending a night under the statue of Mahatma Gandhi with Sunil Dutt in 1993, during the Mumbai riots.
“When Mumbai riots happened in 1993, the film industry took out a delegation to the chief minister saying bring in the Army, do what you had to do to stop the riots. Around 30 to 40 people had driven to the CM office… We decided we will sit near Mahatma Gandhi’s statue near Mantralaya and will protest in open (to) stop the riots and we won’t get up until the violence stops. We took turns. Five people including me, Dutt Sahab, Yash Chopra Ji, Johnny Walker and a producer were there on the first night of protest.”
He went on to say,
“I was listening to the stories (about the) career of Dutt Sahab, Yash Ji and Johnny Walker… It was a wonderful time. It was a memorable night for me under the statue. By the next evening, the CM took some action and things went to normal.”
The actor, who has completed 30 years in Hindi cinema, is busy working on his next big release Thugs of Hindostan, slated to release in December.