When Aamir met Nihal Bitla: Actor leaves fan with progeria 'optimistic about life'

Aamir Khan made a 'dream come true' for Nihal Bitla, who is suffering from rare genetic disorder progeria, by meeting him. The youngster, who received goodies galore from the Bollywood actor-producer, says the Taare Zameen Par star made him feel 'optimistic' about life.

hidden December 23, 2015 15:48:51 IST
When Aamir met Nihal Bitla: Actor leaves fan with progeria 'optimistic about life'

Mumbai: Aamir Khan made a "dream come true" for Nihal Bitla, who is suffering from rare genetic disorder progeria, by meeting him on Tuesday. The youngster, who received goodies galore from the Bollywood actor-producer, says the Taare Zameen Par star made him feel "optimistic" about life.

Khan met Bitla following a Facebook post, where it was mentioned that the latter wanted to meet the PK star and thank him for the 2007 film Taare Zameen Par, which gave him courage. Thereafter, Khan shared that he was keen to meet his 14-year-old special fan, and he ensured they met.

Post their meet, a Facebook page in the name of Team Nihal Bitla posted with multiple images of Bitla and Khan: "Thank you Aamir uncle for making my dream come true. Your Taare Zameen Par always inspired me to face adverse situations and I was always knew that one day I will meet you."

When Aamir met Nihal Bitla Actor leaves fan with progeria optimistic about life

Aamir Khan with Nihal Bitla. Image courtesy Facebook/Aamir Khan

Bitla even gifted Khan a drawing of lord Ganesha, which the actor is said to have appreciated.

They even posed together holding each other close, with the drawing in Khan's hand.

"Hope you will always keep it with you," the post read further.

Khan, meanwhile, posted the photo on his Facebook page with the caption, "It was lovely meeting you Nihal, along with your father Srinivas and your sister Vaishnavi. The beautiful Ganesh drawing you made has been sent for framing and will be up in my room. I will look at it and remember you everyday. Lots of love."

Bitla also thanked Khan for the "goodies" that he brought for Bitla as well as the autographed copy of Taare Zameen Par that he gifted him.

"I am feeling very optimistic and positive about life. I am sure you will help spread the word for the Progeria Research Foundation to identify 60 more kids like me in India so that they can get the right treatment. Thanks again for making the time available for me and my family so quickly," the post read.

With inputs from IANS

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