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Aamir Khan row: Rajnath Singh cites B R Ambedkar

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New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday took a dig at Bollywood actor Aamir Khan in Parliament over his ‘intolerance’ remark, saying that Dr B R Ambedkar also faced insults, but he never thought of leaving India.

The Home Minister made these remarks while speaking on the occasion of the Constitution Day in the Parliament.

After Khan’s remarks over ‘intolerance’ in India sparked a raging controversy, the actor on Wednesday sought to clear the air over the issue saying that neither he nor his wife had any intention of leaving the country.

For all those people who called him ‘anti-national’, Aamir had a message in his statement issued today.

“I would like to say that I am proud to be an Indian, and I do not need anyone’s permission nor an endorsement for that,” he wrote.

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He said anyone suggesting that he and his wife were contemplating leaving India had either nor seen his interview or was deliberately trying to distort what he had said at the eighth edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards.

“India is my country, I love it, I feel fortunate for being born here, and this is where I am staying.”

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Here’s the full text of Aamir’s statement.

First let me state categorically that neither I, nor my wife Kiran, have any intention of leaving the country. We never did, and nor would we like to in the future. Anyone implying the opposite has either not seen my interview or is deliberately trying to distort what I have said. India is my country, I love it, I feel fortunate for being born here, and this is where I am staying.

Secondly, I stand by everything that I have said in my interview.

To all those people who are calling me anti-national, I would like to say that I am proud to be Indian, and I do not need anyone’s permission nor endorsement for that.

To all the people shouting obscenities at me for speaking my heart out, it saddens me to say you are only proving my point.

To all the people who have stood by me, thank you. We have to protect what this beautiful and unique country of ours really stands for. We have to protect its integrity, diversity, inclusiveness, its many languages, its culture, its history, its tolerance, it’s concept of anekantavada, it’s love, sensitivity and its emotional strength.

I would like to end my statement with a poem by Rabindranath Tagore, it’s a prayer really :

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high,
Where knowledge is free,
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments,
by narrow domestic walls,
Where words come out from the depth of truth,
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection,
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way,
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit,
Where the mind is led forward by thee,
Into ever-widening thought and action,
Into that heaven of freedom, my father, let my country awake.

Jai Hind.

Aamir Khan.”

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Aamir Khan Getting Back into Shape For His Next Movie

Aamir's last big screen appearance was in "Thugs Of Hindostan"

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Getting back into shape for my next film: Aamir Khan. Wikimedia Commons

Actor Aamir Khan, who keeps altering his looks according to what his films demand, says he is now on a strict diet to get in shape for a project.

Aamir interacted with the media at a Sunday brunch at Mia Cucina here.

Asked about how his usual Sunday brunch, he said: “Earlier, I used to do so many things but now I am on very strict diet for my new film. So, I have started getting back into shape.”

Superstar Amir Khan, Wikimedia

Refusing to disclose the name of the film for which he has started training, Aamir said: “I cannot tell you which one it is but it’s for my new film.”

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He was out for a brunch with his daughter Ira Khan.

Aamir’s last big screen appearance was in “Thugs Of Hindostan”. (IANS)