Mumbai: Aamir Khan issued a statement Thursday to clarify his stance on ‘intolerance’ comments he made while speaking at an event held recently. The Bollywood actor believes that his views on the rising intolerance in the country have been misconstrued and he never said he would leave India.
Aamir even took to Twitter to post a copy of the statement he had issued after protesters criticised him for passing such ‘sensitive’ remarks.
Check out the complete statement here:
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) November 25, 2015
Soon after Aamir’s comments on ‘intolerance’ made headlines, many from the film fraternity showed solidarity with the actor, while several others slammed the actor. The film industry was indeed divided on Aamir’s controversial statement.
Politicians too took the opportunity to express their views on Aamir’s comments. Some hailed him while the rest criticised him.
Where did Aamir make the controversial statement?
While speaking at the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, Aamir joined the chorus of distinguished personalities who returned their awards to protest against the growing intolerance in the country.
Here's what Aamir said that triggered an uproar:
“I feel there is a sense of insecurity, there is a sense of fear... I think in the last 6 months...8 months, there has been a growing sense of despondency...Kiran and I have lived all our lives here...for the first time Kiran says we will move out of India...it is a very disastrous and a big statement for Kiran to make to me....She fears for her child...she fears what the atmosphere around us will be...she feels scared to open the newspapers everyday. So that does indicate that there is sense of growing disquiet, there is a sense of growing despondency...So that sense does exist in me to be quite honest.”