NEW DELHI: Amid reactions from various sections of the Indian society over the remarks of the Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on the ‘growing intolerance’ in the country, short filmmaker Ullhas PR had on Tuesday filed a complaint against the actor at the New Ashok Nagar police station.
Speaking to the media, the short filmmaker said “I have lodged an official complaint against Mr Aamir Khan. We all have certain fundamental duties to follow as laid down in the constitution of India to maintain peace and harmony in the country. When celebrities make such controversial statements they should mention about which type of society are they talking about and where people are living in scared conditions?”.
“Celebrities should think twice before making any statements which is not under their area of interest. They should think about their status and duties before making statements in public. when they cannot help in bringing peace and prosperity in the nation, it is not fair for them to scare people with such statements”, Ullhas added.
Earlier, the filmmaker had filed a complaint against Aamir after the release of his movie “PK”, in which he referred policemen as ‘thulla’.
The Bollywood actor, speaking at an awards event on Monday said that the country is disturbed with the growing intolerance. He supported the returning of the awards by the Indian scholars and went on to say that his wife fears about the future of their child and ‘considers leaving India’ due to the growing intolerance in the country.
The controversial statements from Aamir sparked fire from various sections of the society. Political parties and other prominent personalities in the country including some of the Bollywood fraternity members like Ashoke Pandit, Anupam Kher and Paresh Rawal criticized the actor’s statement.
On the other hand, the Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Khejriwal supported Aamir Khan criticizing the current BJP Government for its failure to safeguard the interests of the public.
Asaduddin Owaisi, a member of the Parliament reacting on the controversy said, “One cannot expect such type of statements from a actor. Being a public figure you will have to stick to the national interests before making any unworthy statements. There is no scope for intolerance in the country, if anything arises we are here to win our rights by protesting and not by leaving the country. It is our nation and we will live here till our last”, the Hindustan Times reported.