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Aamir Khan Made Dream Come True Of Fan Nihal Bitla Suffering From Progeria

Mumbai; Dec.23: Aamir Khan may have many fans across the world, however it is only a few who actually get the chance to meet him in person.One of those lucky few was Nihal Bitla who is suffering from a rare genetic disorder called progeria. Aamir Khan made his 'dream come true'  when he met Nihal and gifted the boy with a lot of goodies.

It was through a Facebook post by Nihal  where he had mentioned he wanted to meet Khan in order to thank him for the 2007 film titled Taare Zameen Par which had given him courage. Post that Aamir Khan wanted to meet this 14-year old special fan.

"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.

Progeria is an extremely rare genetic disorder wherein symptoms resembling aspects of ageing are manifested at a very early age. It was megastar Amitabh Bachchan's portrayal as Auro in "Paa", which brought forth the disease into mainstream knowledge.

However, for Bitla it led to "harrowing experiences".

"When I was in the fourth standard and the movie 'Paa' released, my classmates began teasing me and calling me Auro-I felt terrible at that point, so I came home and told my parents. My dad told me to tell them 'to chill' and that 'I'm special - so I did. I don't blame those who don't understand me, they like me are children after all," an earlier post by Bitla's team read.

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