Jackie Shroff

Bollywood star Jackie Shroff feels there is nothing wrong with the ongoing intolerance debate in the country and the protests as he feels everyone in a democracy like India has the right to freedom of expression.

The 58-year-old “Brothers” star said if people feel there is something wrong happening then they can speak up against it.


“India is the biggest democracy. We have the right to say what we want to say and people have the right to protest. If there are things that some think are are wrong, then people have the right to speak up,” Shroff told PTI on the sidelines of IFFI here.

On his “Rangeela” co-star Aamir Khan’s comments that his wife suggested they move out of India amid this hostile environment, Shroff said people should ask him why he said such a thing rather than jumping to hasty conclusions.

“Ask them (referring to Aamir) why they said something like that before jumping to conclusions. Respect the person’s view as that is also being tolerant.”

Filmmaker Priyadarshan feels a lot is being made out of the situation and just some few incidences are being picked up and the country is made to look intolerant, which is not the case.

Inputs by PTI