26 February, 2021

Say Sorry Or Be Sorry

That's the ultimatum the state's served on Aamir and his film for speaking his mind Updates

Say Sorry Or Be Sorry
Dushman Number One makes for a catchy film title, but right now it's a real-life role for actor Aamir Khan, assigned to him by BJP functionaries in Gujarat. Announcing the campaign against the screening of his new film Fanaa in Gujarat, the national general secretary of the BJP Yuva Morcha, Amit Thaker, declared: "Not for the next 50 years will we allow any Aamir Khan film in Gujarat, unless he tenders a public apology."

According to Thaker, Aamir's insulted the five-crore population of Gujarat by supporting the Narmada Bachao Andolan and taking an anti-Gujarat stand on the dam issue, as well as by making "nasty" comments about Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi. While the state government and BJP spokespersons in Delhi have denied that they have anything to do with the BJP Yuva Morcha's campaign, it is common enough knowledge here that nothing within either the government or the BJP in Gujarat moves without Narendra Modi's clearance.

Thaker insists the decision not to screen Fanaa was made by the cinema and multiplex...

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