Bollywood star Aamir Khan has been denied permission to address a student gathering at the Sri Ram College of Commerce in New Delhi to promote 3 Idiots because of security issues.
Aamir was supposed to address a huge gathering of 35,000 students from 14 colleges and select media persons at Sri Ram College of Commerce in New Delhi on Tuesday.
At the eleventh hour, the Delhi Administration cited security hazards and cancelled the permission given to the actor to address the gathering. Aamir was supposed to unveil a song and the theatrical promos of his new film.
Aamir, who had gone to New Delhi a couple of days ago, to attend a family wedding from his wife Kiran Rao's side, is now heart-broken.
Apart from being disheartened, Aamir was also dismayed about not being in the college where he was looking forward to serving and eating canteen food along with his guests.
The actor personally called authorities in the State Government requesting them not to cancel his permission but to no avail.
Says Aamir “I am sad that I couldn't meet the students at their campus. I didn't want to have the event at a five-star hotel. It goes against the character of the film. In fact, it is just what I didn't want.”
A similar thing had happened with Aamir during the promotion of Rang De Basanti, which was also a college campus drama.