From films to television to expressing opinions on social issues, Aamir Khan's sphere of influence is formidable. So it wasn't entirely surprising when Aamir made it to Time Magazine's list of '100 most influential people in the world'.
His name features alongside the who’s who of the world, including politicians (US President Barack Obama, among them) and Hollywood actors. And at the Time gala held at Lincoln Centre, New York, on April 23, several Hollywood actors were present.
Among them was 2013 Academy Award-winning actor Daniel Day Lewis (for the lead role in Steven Spielberg’s 2012 film, Lincoln).
Aamir and Daniel were spotted interacting at the event. According to an onlooker, they had an extensive conversation about the
influence of their respective film industries. The onlooker adds, “I’m not privy to the details of the conversation, because there were too many guests.”
Aamir is believed to be an admirer of Daniel’s work. Recently, in an interview to HT Café, his nephew Imran Khan had said, “Daniel is one of our (Aamir and his) favourite actors. No doubt, he is a great actor, but more than that, the way he approaches and handles the craft is amazing.”
Aamir also met filmmaker Steven Spielberg at the do. Among the other guests present were Jimmy Fallon (actor), Jimmy Kimmel (comedian and TV personality), Padma Lakshmi (TV show host and cookbook author) and Lena Dunham (filmmaker-actor).
One of the highlights of the evening was a performance by American singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera.