Aamir Khan is said to be an actor with a difference. Where others talk about box office numbers, their own importance in Bollywood ecosystem and big money spent, Aamir prefers to talk content and substance.
He is also a sensitive man and many have been the memes that have been made on his propensity to cry after watching something that moves him. But on Wednesday, the actor apologised to anyone he has ever hurt with folded hands. Taking to Twitter, he wrote, “To anyone and everyone, whom I might have hurt in any way, mere dwara kabhi aapke mann ko dukh hua ho to aapse haath jod kar shama mangta hu. Michhami Dukkadam.”
For those who came in late, here is why Aamir wrote this tweet: On Monday, Paryushan Parva — which is a Jain festival — took place. On this day, Jains greet each other by saying “Michhami Dukkadam” and observe a whole-day fast. Michhami Dukkadam is an ancient Prakrit phrase, which means, “If I have offended you in any way, knowingly or unknowingly, in thought, word or deed, then I seek your forgiveness.
Earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also greeted people on Twitter and wrote, “Michhami Dukkadam. May the spirit of forgiveness & compassion enhance the spirit of harmony & togetherness in our society.”
Composer Vishal Dadlani, who was in news for commenting on a Jain monk, also wrote, “Michhami Dukkadam. If I have hurt you, whether knowingly or unknowingly, I ask your forgiveness. I also forgive all those who have hurt me.”