Aamir supports women fight against alcoholism

Aamir Khan is a social crusader. He has brought into forefront many social evils prevail in the modern Indian society and fought against social stigmas in the society through his show, ‘Satyamev Jayate’. Now he has taken another most important issue in his hand to deal with. He lent his supports to the fight against alcoholism amongst women.

He was addressing a press conference by Alcoholics Anonymous, an NGO. Aamir said the problem is more complex in India as women never come out and admit that they drink.

"In India, the problem is more complex. There are so many modernistic issues involved with drinking that women would be afraid to even admit openly that they are drinking. It’s a very difficult thing for them," the 47-year-old said here Sunday.

"So, the fact that you (female reporters) have come here, will give them a lot of strength, lot of courage and with the media reporting about it, the message that it is a disease will come across. Even if you are a woman and if you are suffering, you need to step out and there is help available to you," he added.

Aamir says eradicating the issue will be a continuous struggle and one has to be committed to take the struggle forward.

"Certainly this is a struggle which is a continuous struggle. I don`t think that anyone`s step is ever the end of it. It’s a continuous struggle that we all have to take forward and we have to be committed," Aamir said.