Delhi-based film-maker Ulhas P R Tuesday filed a complaint against Bollywood actor Aamir Khan in connection with his comments on insecurity and fear at the Ramnath Goenka award ceremony Monday night. Khan had expressed “alarm” and despondency over the rise in intolerance in the country “in the last six to eight months”.
This is not the first time Ulhas has filed a complaint against the actor — he had objected to Khan referring to policemen as thulla in his movie “PK”.
Ulhas has also filed eight complaints which include those against actor Amitabh Bachchan, boxer Vijender Singh and Hindutva leader Sadhvi Prachi.
The complaint was addressed to the Station House Officer of New Ashok Nagar police station in East Delhi. “We have received the complaint and are looking into it. Further action will follow in accordance with law,” said DCP (East) B S Gurjar.
In his complaint, Ulhas told police that “he feels celebrities should think before speaking”.
He also said Khan should clarify which “society” he was talking about. “I also live in this society and I do not feel insecure and scared in my country. Aamir Khan should not have mentioned it in a general way,” stated the complaint.
According to police, Ulhas also attached a copy of the ‘fundamental duties of Indian citizens’, marking clauses (e) — “promoting harmony and the spirit of common brotherhood amongst all people” — and clause (j) — “striving towards excellence in all spheres in individual and collective activity so that the nation rises higher”.
Ulhas told The Indian Express, “I had filed a PIL on how the prime minister’s Facebook page showed India’s national flag differently on different occasions. On some occasions, the spokes in the Ashoka Chakra were eight and in some 12.”
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