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Incredible India to intolerant India in 7 months? Anupam Kher hits out at Aamir Khan

"Did you (Aamir Khan) tell Kiran that you have lived through more worse times in this country & but you never thought of moving out," another tweet by Anupam Kher read.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 24, 2015 12:34:58 pm
Anupam Kher, Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Intolerance debate Veteran actor Anupam Kher hit out at Aamir Khan for his remarks at the RNG Awards

Reacting to Bollywood actor Aamir Khan’s remarks on intolerance in the Indian society, actor Anupam Kher on Monday hit out at Khan questioning what his solution to millions of Indian’s living in an ‘intolerant India’ was.

Khan, on Monday evening, joined the ongoing intolerance debate saying there was a feeling of despondency and he was alarmed at what was happening in the nation over the last six to eight months. He was speaking at the eighth edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards.

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“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,” Kher tweeted in response to Khan’s comments that his wife Kiran Rao had spoken about whether they should move out of the country.

BJP MP and Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal, too, questioned Khan’s remarks saying a true patriot would never leave his motherland behind in turmoil.

“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 n leave his motherland behind in turmoil or in troubled times (if any )… don’t escape – build it…

If I believe this is my motherland then I will never talk about leaving it ….but I would if I had believed otherwise …

“(Wife) Kiran and I have lived all our lives in India. For the first time, she said, should we move out of India? That’s a disastrous and big statement for Kiran to make to me. She fears for her child. She fears about what the atmosphere around us will be. She feels scared to open the newspapers everyday. That does indicate that there is a sense of growing disquiet,” he had said at the RNG Awards ceremony.

“Did you tell Kiran that you have lived through more worse times in this country & but you never thought of moving out,” another tweet by Kher read.

Last month, Kher led a protest rally ‘March for India’ to Rashtrapati Bhavan, against what is widely being termed as protests over ‘growing intolerance’ in the country. Several authors, historians and scientists returned awards given to them by the government or government backed organisations such as the Sahitya Akademi.

“India is a very tolerant country. Some people have coined the term ‘growing intolerance’. They are very few. Not every Indian thinks like that. We are secular people. We do not believe in pseudo-secularism, selective outrage or selective patriotism,” Kher, who is the spouse of BJP MP from Chandigarh Kirron Kher, had said.

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