Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan on Monday disclosed how his wife Kiran Rao had suggested him to leave India in fear of growing intolerance in the country.
As expected, his revelation and criticism for the religious intolerance has caused considerable backlash on social media platforms. Twitter, for example, is sharply divided between those who support and oppose the right wing ideology.
BJP supporters have started trolling the actor, while those against the right wing ideology have come in his defence.
The usual suspects in Bollywood, known for affiliation with the RSS, have come out openly to criticise the actor.
Anupam Kher, whose wife is the BJP MP and who himself has always enthusiastically flown the flag for the party, was quick to take to twitter to criticise Khan attempting to remind him that ‘you have lived through more worse times.’
A small time actor of yesteryear and now a BJP MP, Manoj Tiwari, felt that Aamir had insulted India by his remarks.
BJP spokesperson, Nalin Kohli, said Aamir Khan had every right to have personal view.
Twitter is also playing guessing game as to which member of Modi cabinet will be the first to ask Aamir to move to Pakistan.
Here’s a snapshot of twitter conversation on this subject;
I respect this guy.
Aamir Khan alarmed by growing intolerance in India https://t.co/lStKRtYTCZ
— Sarah B Gillani (@SBGillani) November 24, 2015
How can Aamir Khan continue to be brand ambassador of Incredible India if he thinks India is unsafe. Does his conscious not prick?!
— Amit Malviya (@malviyamit) November 24, 2015
— Sanjay Nirupam (@sanjaynirupam) November 24, 2015
Intolerance !PK did rattle the belief of Hindus but Aamir dint face the wrath of Hindu or THE MAJORITY n but was super hit n made crores !
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) November 23, 2015
— NaMo Era (@rajattwittes) November 24, 2015
— Navin Khaitan (@navinkhaitan) November 24, 2015
I am ready to sponsor your ticket. Just name the country and I will be happy to kick you out..
— Ashishkumar Sharma (@ashishkumar510) November 24, 2015
— Puneet Sharma (@iSharmaPuneet) November 24, 2015
— Rahul Mehra (@TheRahulMehra) November 24, 2015
bookies taking bets on which fringe leader from the Modi cabinet will be the first to suggest Aamir Khan move to Pak https://t.co/AoDPvuwpqR
— Hartosh Singh Bal (@HartoshSinghBal) November 24, 2015
— Minhaz Merchant (@minhazmerchant) November 24, 2015
Of course we are skeptical of Aamir Khan's statement because he is Muslim. But Anupam Kher's patriotism has nothing to do with the BJP
— IndiaExplained (@IndiaExplained) November 24, 2015
— Silver (@Si_lv_er) November 24, 2015
Aamir Khan is the brand ambassador of 'Incredible India' and now even he thinks India is intolerant.
— Tinu Cherian Abraham (@tinucherian) November 24, 2015
"Incredible India" to "Intolerant India" in just few months for Aamir Khan
— Shy Baba™ (@Dhruv_Axom) November 24, 2015