“As August 13 gets closer, the butterflies in my stomach are really beginning to flutter around. Have lost my appetite and my sleep,” Aamir wrote on his blog.
“I'm really depending on you guys (audiences) this time round for support. This is especially a tough one with no big stars and a film based on rural background.”
“For those of you living outside India, please tell all your friends, neighbours, colleagues, gardeners etc, who may not have ever seen an Indian film before, to give this one a try. Assuming you like it, of course,” he added.
Directed by debutant Anusha Rizvi, Peepli Live is a satire on society. It revolves around two impoverished farmers – Natha (Omkar Das Manikpuri) and Budhia (Raghubir Yadav) – who live in a village called Peepli. They are about to lose their land due to their debts. An incompetent politician suggests they commit suicide to get government help. The news spreads and the media turns Natha into a celebrity.