Mumbai | Superstar Aamir Khan’s comments on growing intolerance have provoked sharp reactions on Twitter with his industry colleagues Anupam Kher and Ram Gopal Varma, berating him, asking When did ‘Incredible India’ become ‘Intolerant India’ for you.
The 50-year-old PK star during his outing at an award function last evening in the national capital had said he has been alarmed by a number of incidents and his wife Kiran Rao even suggested that they should probably leave the country. Kher, who shared screen space with Aamir in Dil, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin among others, hit out at him saying, India has made him what he is.
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. Did you tell Kiran that you have lived through more worse times in this country but you never thought of moving out, he posted on Twitter. Taking a dig at Aamir’s ‘Atithi Devo Bhavah’ campaign and his popular television show Satyamev Jayate, Kher added, Dear @aamir_khan.
When did ‘Incredible India’ become ‘Intolerant India’ for you? Only in the last 7-8 months? #AtithiDevoBhavah. #SatyamevaJayate you talked about evil practices but gave Hope. So even in ‘Intolerant’ times you need to spread Hope not Fear.
Varma, who gave Aamir one of his hit films of his career Rangeela, wrote, Some celebs complaining about Intolerance should be the last ones to complain because they became celebs in a so called intolerant country. Actor Paresh Rawal said if Aamir believes it is his motherland then he will never talk about leaving it.
Aamir is a fighter so he should not leave but change the situation in the country! jeena yahan marna yahan! A true patriot will not run away and leave his motherland behind in turmoil or in troubled times (if any )… Don’t escape – build it…, Rawal, who acted with him in ‘ Andaz Apna Apna ‘ and ‘Akele Hum Akele Tum ‘, posted.