After the beginning of the Indian twitter era, there have been instances of celebrity fights, freedom of speech debates, and the spree of unwanted suggestions that have fuel to the already raging fire.
Internet’s latest prey, Aamir Khan has been in the news for talking about what his wife thought was best for their family. Talking about growing intolerance without mentioning anything about the management system, Khan managed to take twitter on fire with his recent statement.
Khan, while conversing with Anant Goenka said, “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 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.”
Questioning his remark of intolerance, Anupam Kher sent out a series of tweets addressed to the Ghajini actor reminding him about India, the country that made him “The Aamir Khan”.
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.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) November 23, 2015
Dear @aamir_khan. Did you tell Kiran that you have lived through more worse times in this country & but you never thought of moving out.November 23, 2015
In no time, a mere statement made by the actor turned into a political debate on Twitter with fans picking sides either of BJP or supporting the former. In the midst of this chaotic and messy situation, there is still no word from the host of Satyameva Jayate. With twitteratis going all gaga, many decided to stop watching Aamir’s movies in theatres and banning Snapdeal, as the actor is the ambassador of the brand.
— Sorav Jain (@SoravJain) November 24, 2015
Cloning Aamir’s statement and defending him other politicians like Arvind Kejriwal and, RPN Singh joined in the conversation.
Pointing out rising intolerance is not a statement against India but against an ideology which is causing this in our nation #AamirKhan
— RPN Singh (@SinghRPN) November 24, 2015
I am not sure whether #AamirKhan or SRK said India is now intolerant. But we can see intolerance towards them for expressing their opinions
— Tinu Cherian Abraham (@tinucherian) November 24, 2015
With many social media users treating this as a serious matter, there are others who managed to turn this into a chucklesome subject.
Everyone is waiting for Aamir Khan to say something and turn the tables, or is it a little too late for that now?