Peepli residents thank Aamir for making village famous
Mumbai: Aamir Khan has received `thank you` postcards from villages with the name Peepli, for making it famous with his latest production Peepli Live which releases this week.
Villagers from over 500 different Peeplis in the country have sent the actor letters thanking him for making the name of their village famous. There are over 1000 Peeplis all over India.
The film is set in the Peepli of Bhadwai village of Madhya Pradesh, but it represents all the other Peeplis spread across the nation, sources close to the actor-producer said.
"Aamir was surprised when he started getting postcards from different Peeplis thanking him for making the movie. Even he wasn`t aware that there were so many villages with the same name. The hand written letters have been pouring in, and some of people have invited Aamir to visit their village and meet them in person," said the source.
Touched with the gesture, Aamir has asked his staff to keep all the letters safe in his archive. He is touched that the villagers made the effort to write to him personally.
He said, "I was very touched with the post cards. I was surprised to see so many letters having one address."
Most of the Peeplis are from the northern states of India like Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and also from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Some of them have names like Peepli Umarpur, Peepli Pathar, Peepli Meghchand and Peepli Bijaree.