Yesterday Aamir Khan kicked up a controversy on social networking sites after his statement at a press conference that stated that his wife Kiran Rao had expressed her views on leaving the country. Like any debate in the recent past this statement too sparked off a war of sorts on twitter with the industry being divided with supporters and those who are detesting Khan for his statement. Here are a few tweets that caught out attention:
Sanjay Gupta: “THOSE ACCUSING AAMIR KHAN OF BEING INTOLERANT PL HAVE DA TOLERANCE TO WATCH DA WHOLE INTERVIEW. NOWHERE DOES HE SAY HE WANTS TO LEAVE INDIA. “That was a disastrous statement for Kiran to make.” Aamir Khan’s next line after saying that Kiran wants to leave. Hear the full interview.”
Vishal Dadlani: “More power to your voice, @aamir_khan Sir! This is OUR country, it belongs to ALL Indians. Not to rabid lunatics from any party/religion!”
Ashwini Chaudhary: “Bhakts are abusing @aamir_khan but in next 24 hours #anupamkher will give him a certificate of true Nationalist.”
However, there were a few who expressed their views rather vociferously, chief among them being Anupam Kher who lashed out with a series of tweets.
Anupam Kher: “Dear @aamir_khan. Did you ask Kiran which country would she like to move out to? Did you tell her that this country has made you AAMIR KHAN. Did you tell Kiran that you have lived through more worse times in this country & but you never thought of moving out. When did ‘Incredible India’ become ‘Intolerant India’ for you? Only in the last 7-8 months? #AtithiDevoBhavah. Dear @aamir_khan Presumed country has become #Intolerant. Wat do u suggest 2 millions of Indians? Leave India? Or wait till regime changes? #SatyamevaJayate u talked about evil practices but gave Hope. So even in ‘Intolerant’ times u need 2 spread Hope not Fear.”
Ashoke Pandit: Now that @aamir_khan also feels we are an #IntolerantNation. Let us now go all out and prove once for all that we are really intolerant.
Abhijeet Bhattacharya: I love my #India, will not tolerate any1 insulting our country, @aamir_khan u should worship Bharat who made u Amir. Horrified of terrorism n his religion #KiranRao lost faith in @aamir_khan, sachhi bhag jao agar Khan Chhura maar de?
Kamaal R Khan: People must try to think that why is Aamir Khan forced to say something about intolerance who was big supporter of Modi Ji earlier. Today all the TV channels are showing headline “Aamir’s #Dangal with Modi” Khatam! Ho Gaya Aamir Khan Kaa Kaam Ab 300+Cr Pakka.