Aamir Khan faces heavy criticism from people from all walks of life after he revealed what his wife thought of India at the moment.
Talking to media Aamir reveled that his wife was extremely worried about her kids and he living in India throughout his life felt a shock. His wife even asked him to change their country which according to Aamir was a strong statement.
As soon as this news float in the media, Indians started their hostile attitude towards him and twitter even saw in increased trend in #Aamir.
Anurag Kashyap in regard said: “Intolerance has always been there. We don’t have freedom of expression. It is something we have to live with, do our own bit, fight and refuse to participate. I hope it silences.”
BJP regarded Aamir’s comments as uncalled for and not needed. “We won’t let Aamir leave the country, he is safe. This kind of comment influenced by a politically motivated campaign insults those who have given so much honour to Aamir in India,” said Mukhtar Abbas; Minister of State for Minority Affairs
“It is stupid… It is stupid to be intolerant and this is our biggest issue, not just an issue… Religious intolerance and not being secular in this country is the worst kind of crime that you can do as a patriot,” he added.
There are other actors who took up the matter like Anupam Kher who said that leaving the country that gave you recognition and fame was not the right thing to say. There are other names like Rishi Kapoor and Ravinda Tandon who have bashed Aamir at giving such a statement.
Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya who has been in the news recently for wrong reasons wrote a letter to Aamir Khan on his face-book page.
Here is the whole text of the open letter:
Janab Aamir Khan,
I am an ordinary Indian citizen and an avid movie-goer. You are a superstar in a country where the majority of movie-goers are Hindu. For years, we have spent our money to buy tickets for your movies. It is our money that has made you what you are today.
We clapped when as ACP Ajay Rathore, you destroyed a sweet-talking Gulfam Khan in ‘Sarfarosh’. We cheered when as Bhuvan, you played the winning shot in ‘Lagaan’. We cried when as a sensitive art teacher, you made us root for Ishaan Awasthi in ‘Taarey Zamin Par’.
A couple of generations before you, an Yusouf Khan had to become a Dilip Kumar to be accepted and a Mahajabeen Bano had to reinvent herself as Meena Kumari. Not you though. Neither you, nor your contemporaries had to hide your identity to be successful.
You became a star in a new India. An India, where only your first name mattered. We loved you because you were Aamir, a brilliant actor. Neither your last name mattered to us, nor your faith.
But yesterday, you proved to us that for you and your wife at least , it is your last name that matters more than anything else.
Your name is Khan and you Sir, are a hypocrite.
You did not scream intolerance when your city burned at the hands of some of your co-religionists. Your wife did not feel insecure when a mammoth crowd of some of your co-religionists attended the funeral of a hanged terrorist. You were silent even when a mob from Reza Academy kicked and destroyed a national memorial and manhandled female cops.
But now, suddenly, your wife feels insecure in India and wants you to move out.
If I WERE indeed intolerant, I would suggest you move to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the safest place on earth, where Begum Kiran Rao can feel absolutely secure inside her abaya and your little son can grow up watching public executions in a Riyadh square.
But I am not going to do that. As a tolerant Indian, the only thing I can and WILL do is to make sure that not even one rupee of my hard-earned money goes towards buying tickets for your movies. Thanks for the disappointments.
Regards, An Indian.
There are a few who have stood with Aamir in supporting his argument but there are some who asked for banning Aamir Khan. This is not the first time this has happened as there are others who went public like Shahrukh Khan and Sonam Kapoor have had to face the music in light of their comments.