The BJP, it seems, is not going forgive Aamir Khan for his comments made on intolerance a few months back as party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has hinted teaching a lesson to the actor during the release of his upcoming film Dangal.
A day after BJP leader Ram Madhav advised Aamir Khan to preach his wife about India’s prestige, Vijayvargiya in a public rally in Indore said he gets angry whenever anyone talks about intolerance. In a direct reference to Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir, Vijayvargiya said “we have already taught one a lesson, not it’s the turn of the other. It’s time for Dangal me Mangal.”
WATCH: BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya speaking on ‘intolerance’ https://t.co/WYpFeKc1sm
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In conversation with Anant Goenka, Wholetime Director & Head — New Media, The Indian Express, at the eighth edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, Khan had said a sense of “insecurity” and “fear” had seeped deep within society, even in his family.
“(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.
Aamir is currently shooting for Dangal, a film on wrestling, in Punjab. The movie is slated to release December this year. Aamir is portraying the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat.
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