Incredible India not worth Aamir Khan, says Haryana minister Anil Vij

Chandigarh, Nov 25: Haryana minister Anil Vij on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on Aamir Khan for his remarks on intolerance, saying the actor is not "worth" being the brand ambassador of 'Incredible India' campaign.

The minister also said that actors with such opinions should not be made brand ambassadors as they are "specialist in somersault".

Aamir Khan

"Incredible India not worth living - Aamir Khan. Don't make them Brand Ambassadors. They are just actors specialist in making somersault," the Health and Sports said in a tweet.

[Remove Aamir as ambassador of Incredible India: 2nd online petition filed against Khan]

The outspoken minister had yesterday given a new twist to the intolerance issue, alleging some people were raking it up at Pakistan's behest to thwart India's chances of getting permanent membership of the UN Security Council.

The senior minister also termed Khan's remarks on the intolerance issue as "unnecessary and untimely" and urged him to review it.

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An ambassador of 'Incredible India', a government's campaign to promote tourism, Khan was at the centre of a raging debate on Monday after he expressed "alarm and despondency" over the rise in incidents of intolerance in the last six to eight months.


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