Mumbai: When actor Aamir Khan expressed alarm, publicly voiced and expressed his wife Kiran Rao’s fear about staying in the country due to the growing “intolerance,” he has been criticised for his remarks.
Aamir faced extreme protests for his statement and still continues to receive abusive comments on social media for the same.
But now, in a surprising statement during a recent interview with IBNLive, Anupam Kher said that he is scared to admit that he’s a Hindu!
As per Times of India reports, the actor, during the course of the interview, in response to the question, as to how he felt about certain Bollywood celebrities being scared of the situation in India, said that everyone in their profession was scared, including him. When prodded further, he said that he is scared to say that he is a Hindu and if he puts a teeka on his forehead and wears orange-ish clothes, people might brand him as an RSS guy or BJP fanatic.
Kher criticized his colleague Aamir Khan’s comments about ‘intolerance.’
People are not happy and reacted to Kher’s statement saying that he’s scared to admit he’s a Hindu.
How dare he tarnish the image of all Hindus and Hinduism as a religion? Not acceptable! #AskAnupam #Intolerance https://t.co/QsXPpMH9Nu
— Wasim Ansari (@Akh026) January 30, 2016
U r allowed to say u r scared for being hindu but Amir khan can't say what he want? Hypocrite #AskAnupam
— Maverick (@abrakadabra_12) January 30, 2016