Aamir Khan flew in Ladakh on Tuesday to assess the damage to the Druk White Lotus School caused by the recent floods in the region. The institution had come into the limelight after it was shown as his character Rancho’s school in 3 Idiots. The actor on Tuesday boarded a Jet Airways flight, which took off from Delhi around 6.30 am and was scheduled to land at 7.30 am at the Leh airport.
The actor left Mumbai on Monday for New Delhi from where he took an early morning Tuesday flight to Leh. Inclement weather forced the flight to hover in the skies for quite a while till landing clearance was given. Slush and boulders have filled up the interiors of the school even though the main stone building remains intact. The floods ravaged the interiors and among the stuff washed away was the book.
Aamir had signed especially for the school during the filming of 3 Idiots. The actor will spend the entire day today with the students. The tragedy has left them shell-shocked and as they are familiar with him from to the 3 Idiots shoot, he will try and counsel them out of the tragedy. The Druk White Lotus School is run by the Buddhist Drukpa under the supervision of their spiritual leader Gyalwang Drukpa.