Aamir in soup over ‘intolerance’ remark, Rahul Gandhi comes out in his support


New Delhi: Hours after Bollywood actor said there was a climate of intolerance in India, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi came to his support on Tuesday saying that instead of calling such people “unpatriotic and anti-national”, the government must reach out to them in order to solve India’s problems.

At the eighth edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, Aamir Khan stunned the audience when he said that his wife, concerned over the prevailing conditions in the country, once suggested that their family moved out of India.

“(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 every day. That does indicate that there is a sense of growing disquiet,” he said.

Meanwhile, a complaint has been filed against the actor over his remarks at the New Ashok Nagar police station in New Delhi.

His comments drew flak from various quarters with noted actors like Anupam Kher and Raveena Tandon questioning the timing of his remarks.

Rahul Gandhi, apparently reacting to the sharp criticism directed at Aamir, took to Twitter to express his views on the issue.

Here are some of the other reactions on Aamir Khan’s remarks.

(Video courtesy: News World India)