Aamir Khan is like Oprah Winfrey: Ava DuVernay

Academy Award-nominated director Ava DuVernay says she admires superstar Aamir Khan’s work and compared him to Oprah Winfrey.

“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 there in America people don’t know many stars,” Ava told media. “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,” she said. Ava compared the star to Oprah Winfrey, the popular American actor-producer-talk show host. “He (Aamir) is like Oprah Winfrey. Upfront... Who used to raise awareness of several issues on the show... So I respect all those who work in that way,” Ava said. The director was in Mumbai as part of the International Jury at the 17th MAMI film festival.

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