Another celebrity’s patience bites the dust. Bollywood superstar Aamir khan along with his wife Kiran Rao joined hands in the growing intolerance debate. Aamir said that he was alarmed by the growing number of incidents in the country.
Aamir had earlier supported his fellow actors virtually through tweets when they returned their awards. He believed that this was the only way the industry could voice their disappointment and dissatisfaction in the wake of ongoing events.
Addressing a gathering at the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards ceremony Aamir happened to mention his wife’s growing fears and insecurities regarding the same.
Showing distaste at growing sense of disquiet, the actor also took potshots at the politicians, calling them representatives of the people but failing to create a sense of security among them.
Aamir believed that by taking the law into their hands and then not speeding up the legal process the politicians make the common man question their decision of voting such people in power.
The 50-year-old superstar also stated that everybody in the country had a right to protest against anything they felt was unjustified. However the actor made it clear that he did not approve of such protests taking a violent turn.
While Aamir has has been effusive about his view, he received mixed reactions from the film fraternity and politicians.
Criticising Aamir Khan for his views on 'rising intolerance' in the country, film fraternity members Anupam Kher, Ram Gopal Varma and Ashoke Pandit have said as a widely followed superstar, he must spread hope and not fear.
Veteran actor Anupam Kher questioned Aamir’s wife about the country she would like to move to, reminding her that it was this country that has made Aamir Khan the superstar he is today.
Veteran actor Paresh Rawal, who starred in "OMG: Oh My God!" which questioned the existence of blind faith in godmen -- much like Aamir's blockbuster "PK" -- commented: "'PK' did rattle the belief of Hindus, but Aamir didn't face the wrath of the Hindu or the majority... but was superhit and made crores."
Rishi Kapoor too criticized Aamir, tweeting-
(With Inputs from IANS)