Hardly had the controversy over Shahrukh Khan’s statement on growing intolerance in India had died down that another Khan – The Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan – finds himself surrounded by the same ghosts.
When Shahrukh Khan spoke about award vapsi and the growing intolerance in the country, he was labelled a Pakistani by Hindu leaders. And now when Aamir Khan echoed similar sentiments, he faced backlash on the social media not by people but by Bollywood personalities as well.
During the Ramnath Goenka journalism awards ceremony, Aamir Khan spoke for the first time about his concerns and fears over the growing intolerance and insecurity in the country. He went to the extent of sharing with people his wife’s fears of relocating to some other country.
But that was enough for Aamir Khan to get a taste of hate tweets on Twitter.
Watch what he said:
Dear @aamir_khan. Did you ask Kiran which country would she like to move out to? Did you tell her that this country has made you AAMIR KHAN.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) November 23, 2015
A true patriot will not run away n leave his motherland behind in turmoil or in troubled times (if any ) …don’t escape – build it .. — Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) November 23, 2015
If I believe this is my motherland then I will never talk about leaving it ….but I would if I had believed otherwise …
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) November 23, 2015
Well, supporters are always welcome, especially when they are making sense!!
#AamirKhan is a star who doesn’t need publicity,I respect him,but this is a very irresponsible statement,I am sad and appalled-Ashoke Pandit
— ANI (@ANI_news) November 24, 2015
— RUPESH 🙂 (@rupeshsingh10) November 24, 2015
This ploy of stoking up a controversy before some movie release might backfire for Aamir Khan this time. What if I choose not to see Dangal? — Roflindian 2.0 (@Roflindian) November 24, 2015
#AamirKhan The rest of us would like to take our last breath here, celebrating India and the fact we were born on this soil
— Shalini Singh (@shaliniscribe) November 24, 2015
Aamir, do remember this when Chetan Bhagat made sense!!
Ok,wrong to label Islam as violent after stray terror attack.But why did you label my entire country intolerant after a few stray incidents? — Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) November 14, 2015