Lucknow: Supporting Bollywood actor Aamir Khan over his remarks against growing intolerance, senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Tuesday wondered what a common man would be feeling.
“If Aamir’s wife fears for the future of her children, then think about those who don’t have anyone for support,” Azam Khan said.
Azam Khan further pointed out that the fears had been expressed by Aamir's wife who is not a Muslim but a Hindu.
“Aamir Khan did not say all this; his wife, a Hindu, said this. Imagine the situation if even she is feeling insecure,” the Uttar Pradesh minister added.
Aamir today found himself in the vortex of a political storm over his remarks on intolerance.
The actor-producer's candid remarks at an awards event in New Delhi on Monday set Twitter abuzz and left the film fraternity divided.
Aamir, 50, had said: "For the last six to eight months, there has been a growing despondency I would say. Kiran (wife Kiran Rao) and I have lived all our life in India. 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."