Bengaluru, Nov 25: After voicing his opinion over the the so-called intolerance prevailing in India, Bollywood's Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan found himself in troubled waters.
On Wednesday, Nov 25, a second petition was filed against the 50-year-old actor on Change.Org, demanding to "remove Aamir Khan as the brand ambassador of Incredible India, who insulted India as intolerant".
The petition letter, filed by one Gagan M from Davangere in Karnataka, has been addressed to the Government of India, PMO, Tourism ministry and to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The petition says, "Aamir Khan, popularly known as Mr Perfectionist who is star because of India has insulted India telling India is intolerant and thinking that he should leave India. The gharib (poor) Khan became Aamir Khan because of Hindustan and now he has insulted India. So let's request Government of India to remove Aamir Khan from ambassador of Incredible India."
At the time of filing this report, the petition has received 1,370 supporters and 130 are needed to 1,500.
On Tuesday, Nov 24, a petition was filed urging people to request the Bollywood superstar and his family to leave India if he finds it intolerant.
Yesterday's petition had 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!"
At the Ramnath Goenka Awards function, hosted by the Indian Express Group, Aamir had triggered the controversy by saying that there was growing sense of disquiet in the country.
He had said that 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," the actor had said.