Kajol joins intolerance debate, says India has become oversensitive on ‘certain issues’


Bollywood actor Kajol on Saturday joined the bandwagon of those intellectuals and film artists who have been criticising the government for the prevalent environment of intolerance in India.

Speaking at the Jaipur Literature Festival, the Dilwale star said that was “insensitivity” in the country and that people were turning oversensitive on certain issues.

“I do believe that there is certain insensitivity in the country. We are turning oversensitive on certain issues,” Kajol was quoted by news agency IANS.

She added that the people were consciously making efforts to measure their words and what they “need to watch what we say in what context.”

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She said, “As public personalities, our duty is to speak well and intelligently.”

Karan Johar, Kajol’s friend, had on Friday criticised the intolerance in the country adding that India was a “tough country” to express one’s views with a legal sword always hanging over the neck.

Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan have already expressed their views on growing intolerance in India since the Narendra Modi came to power in May 2014.

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Both actors were labelled as anti-national for expressing their views on intolerance.

(photo: courtesy Indian Express)