“There are far bigger incidents in India like Godhra riot and 26/11. If we compare with what is happening today in the rest of the world, then it is very small and a non-issue. I think India is the safest and most secular and most tolerant country.
In that kind of a situation, constantly to harp on intolerance is unnecessary, trying to create a divide, whether it is intended or not,” Varma told ANI here.
“So many people are now returning awards and it is catching attention. I feel the whole point of intolerance is highly exaggerated and irresponsible,” he added.
Varma had earlier in a series of tweets disapproved the comments made by Aamir and said that majority of the citizens are not intolerant if a predominantly Hindu country can make three Muslims as the three biggest superstars of our times, referring to the three Khans ( Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan).
“If Aamir,Sharuk and Salman the three biggest stars of the Hindu country “India” are Muslims, I don’t understand where intolerance is ?” tweeted Varma.