‘What Calamity has Befallen You,’ Sena Asks Khans in Saamana

Following the debate over Aamir Khan’s comments, the Shiv Sena kept up its attack in its mouthpiece Saamana.

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 BJP workers putting black ink on a poster of Actor Amir khan during a protest against his statement. (Photo: PTI)

The Shiv Sena hit out at actor Aamir Khan for his remarks on intolerance, saying he was speaking the “language of treachery”. Sena ministers also asked the ‘Khan clan’ in the film industry to explain what calamity has befallen them.

Dubbing Aamir ‘Ranchhoddas’, a character he played in the film 3 Idiots, Sena said, “This Ranchhoddas should explain in which country is he going to live. Speaking of leaving the country is a language of treachery. Leave whatever glory this country has given you, here itself,” the BJP ally said in an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana.

Screenshot of the Page 1 on <i>Saamana</i> on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy: <i>Saamana</i>)
Screenshot of the Page 1 on Saamana on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy: Saamana)

The editorial also said,

  • Only Aamir knows why he wanted to leave the country and why did he take his filmy wife’s remarks so seriously.
  • Those who don’t feel that India is their own, should not speak of patriotism and of ‘Satyamev Jayate’ (Aamir’s popular TV show).
  • The Khan community in the film industry speak of fleeing the country. Let it be known what calamity has befallen them. The film PK which ridiculed Hindu deities garnered hundreds of crores. Was this because the country is intolerant.
  • Aamir and his wife should go to Kashmir and see the war which our jawans fight. Should families of martyred jawans flee the country.

The Sena said if the actor feels suffocated over ‘intolerance’, then he should release his films outside India.

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