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Mumbai: Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha during the launch of new reality show India's Digital Superstar (IDS) by Fremantle Media in Mumbai, on Jan. 19, 2015. (Photo: IANS)[/caption]
Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha has come out in support of Aamir Khan's comments on growing intolerance and said the superstar's opinion should be respected and heard.
The 50-year-old "PK" star during his at an award function last evening in the national capital had said he has been "alarmed" by a number of incidents and his wife Kiran Rao even suggested that they should probably leave the country.
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Sinha, known for films like "Ra.One" and "Tum Bin", fails to understand why everyone is focusing on what Kiran had to say but not Aamir
. "I have watched the video. He said a lot of nice things. He said lot of bad things happen but you feel safe and secure when punitive actions are taken against it.
"Aamir shared what his wife felt, and what he actually said was 'what a disastrous thing it was to say. But everybody is discussing what Kiran said," Anubhav told PTI. The director feels the government should take note of what an eminent and socially responsible personality like Aamir had to say.
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"When such eminent people, who are respected and socially responsible people are saying something then that means there is something wrong. People like Aamir and Shah Rukh (Khan) will never make sensational statements. They don't need headlines. They are the headlines. They (the government) need to pay attention and not ridicule him," he said.
Anubhav also condemned people, who have trashed Aamir on social media platforms, calling them "a bunch of nobodies". "The bunch of nobodies are riding on it. If Aamir has said something then the government will listen to it. It is between them."