Aamir Khan recently talked about the growing intolerance in India. The actor, also revealed that for the first time his wife Kiran Rao asked him whether to move out of India.
Talking about the same, Aamir Khan to Indian Express, ''Kiran and I have lived all our lives in India. For the first time, she said, should we move out of India? That's a disastrous and big statement for Kiran to make to me. She fears for her child. She fears about what the atmosphere around us will be. She feels scared to open the newspapers everyday. That does indicate that there is a sense of growing disquiet.''
Aamir Khan further added, ''As an individual, as a citizen, certainly I have also been alarmed, I can't deny it, by a number of incidents. For us, as Indians, to feel a sense of security, two-three things are important. The sense of justice gives a lot of security to the common man.''
''The second thing, that is important, are the people who are the elected representatives, at the state level or the level of the Centre... when people take law in their own hands, we look upon these representatives to take a strong stance, make strong statements and speed up the legal process to prosecute such cases. It doesn't matter who the ruling party is," he said.
Aamir Khan further clarified "On television debates, I see where one political party, in this case, the BJP which is ruling right now, is accused of various things. They said, ‘But what happened in 1984?'. But that doesn't make right what's happening now. What happened in ‘84 was disastrous and horrendous.''
''At other times also, through ages, whenever there is a violent act, when an innocent person is killed, be it one or a large number, that's very unfortunate. And these unfortunate moments are the ones when we look towards our leaders to take a strong step. Make statements that are reassuring to the citizens,'' the Dangal actor said.
Aamir Khan was also asked about his views on the trend of writers, artists, historians and scientists returning their awards. To which he said, "For creative people, to voice what they feel, is important.''
Aamir And Kiran
Aamir Khan further added ,''A number of creative people - historians and scientists - have increasingly had a certain feeling that they feel they need to express. One of the ways of expressing their dissatisfaction or disappointment is to return awards."
Candid Pic Of Aamir And Kiran
"As long as you don't resort to violence, all individuals have a right to protest and they can protest in any manner they feel is right. This is certainly a way to protest for creative people,'' he said.
Aamir, Kiran At An Event
Aamir Khan also expressed his views on censorship in India, "It (the board) is reacting to things that we, as free people, as adults, should make our own choices on.''
''Essentially the certification board is supposed to mention the age for which the film is suitable. There is no censorship required after the certification. As I understand it now, it has been aggressive in its approach and it is worrying," Aamir added.