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An entertainer should help build the moral fibre of society- Aamir Khan

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-Baradwaj Rangan A week before Aamir Khan was to inaugurate 11th Chennai International Film Festival, he consented to a curtain-raiser interview – and on a warm Thursday afternoon, I found myself waiting in his new sea-facing office in Bandra. The space doesn’t look finished yet, and from the things lying around no clear theme is visible. An oil painting is propped in a corner, various faces of the star from his films, all against a bright red background. There are scattered books – The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño, Captain Pantoja and the Special Service by Mario Vargas Llosa. There are board games – Risk, The Settlers of Catan. On the floor are several clapperboards, foremost among them the one for Rang De Basanti. There are DVDs – the 007 collection, a boxed set of Satyamev Jayate. A royal blue crystal ash tray lies on the centre table, and beside it, a box of Jackson Maruti tissues, from which a single tissue flops over like a Labrador’s ear. Elsewhere, there’s …