New Delhi, Nov 7: Veteran actor has put his own words into action. Earlier on Twitter, he had strongly opposed the intolerance march that has been initiated by who's who of the Indian film industry.
Now, he is leading a march to Rashtrapati Bhawan, willing to meet the President and saying that India is not intolerant. Kher is of the opinion that the intolerance debate is maligning the image of the country and targetting the Narendra Modi-led government.
He said,"Nobody has the right to call our country intolerant. We are secular people and don't believe in selective outrage.""I have right to go to the President and say that we don't feel India is intolerant. These talks can't happen only on twitter/ Facebook, they need a personal presence," the actor further said.
He took to Twitter again, urging people to join his march, saying,"Patriotism gives us a feeling of self worth. Join us on this historical day at National Museum, Janpath at 10am".
Backing him are a set of other artists and directors, which include Madhur Bhandarkar, Narendra Kohli, Ronu Majumdar, Chandraprakash Diwedi, Priyadarshan among others.Calling it a campaign for truth, Kher said,"This #AwardWapsiGang has not insulted the government, but the jury, the chairman of the jury and the audience who watched their films."
This protest came in the light of artists and directors returning their awards to the government as a mark of protest against the rising intolerance in India.