Anupam Kher questions Aamir Khan over his intolerance remarks

Lashing out at Aamir Khan for saying that he and his wife had considered moving out of the country over the alarming rise of intolerance, Bollywood veteran actor Anupam Kher said that the actor should 'spread hope instead of fear'.

In a series of tweets expressing disappointment over Aamir Khan's remarks, Kher asked if Khan would suggest millions of Indians to leave the country or to wait till the regime changes.

Questioning Aamir Khan's reaction, the veteran actor asked why he had not raised his voice earlier when the situation had been even worse.

Speaking at the eighth edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, Aamir Khan had yesterday expressed 'alarm' and despondency over the rise in such cases 'in the last six to eight months' (Read more).

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He had said that a sense a sense of "insecurity" and "fear" had seeped deep within society.

"When I go home and talk to Kiran (Aamir's wife), for the first time she says, 'Should we move out of India'," Khan said.

"She (Kiran Rao) fears for her child and what the atmosphere around us will be," he added.

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  • Milan' Divecha24-Nov-2015

    Anupam Kher suddenly has forgotten he is a creative artiste, and not kiron kher the politician, and also he has to stop being judgmental for the words of others... Amir khan can say what he wants - he did not question Anupam Kher and his motives of being in good books of political fora. Also speaking in a journalistic forum is all about exploring both side of the coin, so it was good Amir khan said so, let the journalists do their work. Anupam Kher you do your creative work.

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  • Seriously Me24-Nov-2015

    Anupam Kher, please stop this charade. We all know you are angling for some favour by behaving like an unofficial spokesperson. You show your desperation to get noticed and rewarded.When you publicly question any statement that goes against what you believe in your cosseted world, you show your intolerance. Stop making a fool of yourself, by repeatedly putting your feet into your mouth. You have lost all credibility, so stop behaving like you speak for the majority - you represent only yourself

  • Sripathi Acharya24-Nov-2015

    I agree with Milan, Who is this Anupam Kher, always questions everyone who gives his/her opinion on the present facts of intolerance around us, Yes I feel that in my surrounding also, I know Anupam Kher stays in posh housing so he don't know the reality of people like us, being a hindu myself , I never ever felt I am hindu before or has to tell my religion but now for the past one year I was forced to separate myself from other believers who are my friends who have helped me in my life.

  • Shipra24-Nov-2015

    Right Mr Kher.........How did the man decide about intolerance. I suppose leading a cushioned life of a millionaire and charging whooping crores for 'Satyamev Jayate'. What has he done till date except talking big. He thinks it is an intellectual remark.? Sorry i think its his overtired mind talking after a busy schedule of minting money.

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