New Delhi, Nov 24: A day after Bollywood actor Aamir Khan kicked off a massive controversy by saying there was growing sense of disquiet in the country and his wife had wondered if they should leave India, the actor is being severely criticised for his remarks.
Not only politicians and actors, even common men on social media are condemning the actor for voicing such a concern.
Amid this debate, a website 'Change.org' has posted an online petition campaign urging the actor to leave this country. In its petition the website is asking the people to sign to its campaign and request the Bollywood superstar and his family to leave India if he finds it intolerant.
The petition said, "We truly appreciate his (Aamir) and his family's concern and would like to urge him to make the move as soon as possible. If he needs any financial or other kind of help in the transition process we are ready to lend a hand. Please sign the petition to urge him to leave the country and find a safer place to take his family. It is of the utmost importance to us Indians that all people here should feel safe!"
Aamir Khan said at the Ramnath Goenka Awards function, hosted by the Indian Express Group, that there was growing sense of disquiet in the country. His wife had wondered if they should leave India, the actor said and supported those returning their awards by saying this was one of the ways for the creative people to express their dissatisfaction.
"As an individual, as part of this country as a citizen, we read in the papers what is happening, we see it on the news and certainly, I have been alarmed. I can't deny. I have been alarmed by a number of incidents," said the actor.