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Don't want to be a politician, scared of it: Aamir Khan

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

He maybe vocal about social issues like water conservation, but superstar Khan said Sunday he has no plans to join politics.

The 53-year-old said he is "scared" of the idea and believes he can be a better influence through his films.

"I don't want to be a I am not meant for that. I am a communicator. I am not interested in politics... I am also scared of politics. Who isn't?

"So, I stay away. I am a creative person. Politics is not my thing. I want to entertain people. I feel I will be able to do more as a creative person than as a politician," said during a session at NDTV'S special youth conclave 'YUVA'.

The has been extensively working towards water crisis for the past three years in through his Paani Foundation, which aims at imparting knowledge at the grassroots level in the state about water conservation and watershed management.

said the issue of water scarcity can be countered only when the "people own the problem".

"They have to be the solution. It has to be a people's movement... Our approach has always been very inclusive. We want more and more people to join the cause," he added.

The believes it is the lifestyle of the people which is responsible for the degradation of the environment.

"We need to give up cellphones, TV sets, give up watching movies, computers etc... the lifestyle is such that we are using so many resources. To survive we need to redevise our lifestyle."

Aamir said it is easy for the public to blame the government for its woes, but things cannot get better without the participation of the citizens.

"It's easy for us to blame the government. government has made a lot of efforts to hit back the problem... As citizens, we should question our government. They are answerable to us. But change only happens when we become part of the solution," he added.

Aamir will next be seen in "Thugs of Hindostan", which also features Amitabh Bachchan, and

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 20:15 IST