Ava DuVernay Compares Aamir Khan to Oprah Winfrey


New York: Ava DuVernay, Academy Award nominated director, recently exclaimed that, she compared actor Amir Khan to Oprah Winfrey as she enormously appreciate this legend actor.

She said, “I love him (Aamir). He has a magnetic quality. The activism and social justice work that he does is amazing. Also, his television show Satyamev Jayate is great. He (Aamir) is like Oprah Winfrey. Upfront, who used to spread awareness regarding several issues on the show. So I respect all those who work in that way. I respect anyone who does that.”

Ava also told PTO, “I have seen more of Aamir Khan’s work. I have been learning about huge stars like Big B (Amitabh Bachchan) and a number of stars that people know here. And in America, people don’t know many stars.”

“I got to know Vidya here. I hope to stay in touch with her. I can be friends with her and also hopefully work with her one day,” Ava said while attending 17th Mami Festival to join a panel conversation with Vidya Balan, Shabana Azmi, Kiran Rao and Kangna Ranawat.