Varanasi, Apr 26 : Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan kept his promise to his friend and auto-rickshaw driver Ram Lakhan by attending the wedding of his son in Varanasi amid much chaos.
Dressed in blue denim and white shirt, the 47-year-old actor reached the wedding venue at Mehmurganj's Chaurasiya marriage hall post midnight.
Aamir was supposed to reach there by 9.30pm but he got delayed as he had to travel by road from Patna, said Ram Lakhan who met the actor during the promotions of “3 Idiots”.
Aamir hugged his friend and felicitated the newly weds Rajiv and his bride, Vijayta before posing for the paparazzi. It was a utter chaos at the wedding as crowd and media had gathered to get a glimpse of the actor.
Interestingly, his decision to attend the wedding coincides with the promotions of Aamir's debut television venture ‘Satyamev Jayate' which also has a common man theme.
Though, the media was informed about Aamir's arrival for the wedding, the actor denied that it had anything to do with the promotion of his show.
“This is the wedding of my friend Ramlakhan Paswan's son.
I have not come here to promote any upcoming serial or movie. I am here to attend the ceremony.
I met Ram lakhan during the promotion of ‘3 Idiots' and he came to my house to invite me for the wedding one year ago. I wish the bride and groom the very best. Especially the bride, who may find happiness,” the actor said.
Aamir, who stayed at the venue for nearly half an hour, said Varanasi has got a special place in his heart as his mother was born here. He also visited his uncle's place in the city before attending the wedding.
“Varanasi is my mother's birthplace. The place is dear to me and I share a special relationship with it,” the actor said, who visited the holy city after two and half years. While he was busy interacting with the media, the corner of the stage collapsed but the actor managed to balance himself.
Lakhan, on his part, said, “I just want Aamir sir's well wishes and nothing else. All my life, I will maintain and cherish this relationship.”