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Touched by Paa, Progeria victims want to meet Amitabh

December 02, 2009 17:01 IST

Amitabh Bachchan in a scene from PaaBrothers Ikramul Khan, 22, and Ali Hussain, 11, who hail from a village in Bihar, have expressed a desire to meet Amitabh Bachchan. The brothers are suffering from Progeria -- a rare genetic condition where patients age rapidly -- which is the subject of Bachchan's new film, Paa.

"We want to thank him for creating awareness about Progeria. We hope someone can arrange our meeting with him because it is beyond our reach to contact him," the brothers said from their ancestral home in Dumri village in the Saran district of Bihar.

Bachchan is one of their favourite heroes along with Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Hrithik Roshan.

"Hum Amitabh Bachchan se bhent karma chahte hain lekin pata nahin chalta hain ki kaise miley. Khuda ya koi insaan hamari madad karein to hum Amitabh se mil saktein hain (we want to meet Amitabh Bachchan but we don't know how to. If God or a person can help, we can meet Amitabh)," they said in chaste Hindi.

Even their mother, Razia Khatoon, has appealed to help her sons fulfill their dream as her sons' days are numbered. Doctors say the two brothers have no chance of living beyond their early 20s.

Her other three children, who were suffering from the same condition, did not survive. She claims her family is cursed as five of her eight children were struck by the disease.

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna