India will always remain a 'tolerant' nation: Javed Akhtar

Aamir Khan was widely criticised for his comments.

IANS| Last Updated: Nov 28, 2015, 10:46 AM IST
India will always remain a 'tolerant' nation: Javed Akhtar

Mumbai: India will always remain a tolerant nation, veteran writer Javed Akhtar has said.

"There are certain instances of intolerance in some sections of the society. But India will always remain a tolerant society. 

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"You can not term the entire nation intolerant," Akhtar said on the sidelines of the Royal Stag Barrel Select Perfect Strokes Season 2 in Pune on Friday.

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Earlier, at an event in New Delhi on Monday, Bollywood star Aamir Khan said: "When I sit at home and talk to Kiran, for the first time she said, 'Should we move out of India?' Now that's a very disastrous and a big comment to make to me."

The actor was widely criticised for his comments.