Aamir Khan ‘alarmed’ by ‘intolerance’; says, wife wants to move out of India
Soon after superstar Shah Rukh Khan talking about growing intolerance in India, actor Aamir Khan has joined the league too; stating he was “alarmed” by “number of incidents ” that took place recently in the country. He also added that Kiran Rao, his wife, is often worried and suggests leaving India.
As an individual, as part of this country as a citizen, we read in the papers what is happening, we see it on the news and certainly, I have been alarmed. I can’t deny. I have been alarmed by a number of incidents,”- He said.
The actor also said he can feel the ambiance of growing fear and insecurity.
“When I chat with Kiran at home, she says ‘Should we move out of India?’ That’s a disastrous and big statement for Kiran to make. She fears for her child. She fears about what the atmosphere around us will be. She feels scared to open the newspapers every day. That does indicate that there is this sense of growing disquiet, there is growing despondency apart from alarm. You feel why this is happening, you feel low. That sense does exist in me,”
Shouldn’t justice prevail in any society? Isn’t it one of the most crucial pre-conditions that we should live amidst a feeling of security and fearlessness? “… People who are our elected representatives, people who we select to look after us for five years, state or centre… when people take law into their hands, we look upon these people to take a strong stance, to make a strong statement, speed up the legal process, when we see that happening there is a sense of security but when we don’t see that happening there is a sense of insecurity.”- Aamir stated, in this context.
Artists returning awards has been a subject of fierce criticism in past. However, the ‘Taare Zameen Par’ actor feels, it is a gesture of creative people to express their disappointment.
“A number of creative people — historians, scientists — increasingly had a certain feeling in them, which they felt they need to express. For creative people, one of the ways of expressing their dissatisfaction or their disappointment is to return their awards. I think that’s one way of getting your point across,”- he stated.