The superhit Khans of Bollywood, Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan along with several other notable figures from the Hindi film industry are currently being criticized for endorsing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest drive.
The influential celebrities were seen socializing with Modi, taking selfies and supporting his newly launched project aimed at producing film and TV shows that popularise Mahatma Gandhi and his beliefs.
Aamir addressed the ceremony and said:
“It was a wonderful interaction we had with the Prime Minister today. He was very inspiring, very warm and very deep in what he had to say. I want to appreciate the PM for thinking about this effort. As creative people, there is much we can do, and I assure the PM that we will do even more.”
SRK too stressed that there is a need to come forward and make films on Gandhi that can help in the nation-building process.
Modi tweeted a video of Amir and Shah Rukh form the event and wrote:
It was a wonderful interaction, says @aamir_khan. A great way to involve everyone, says @iamsrk. Two top film personalities talk about the meeting with PM @narendramodi. Watch this one…
It was a wonderful interaction, says @aamir_khan.
A great way to involve everyone, says @iamsrk.
Two top film personalities talk about the meeting with PM @narendramodi.
Watch this one… pic.twitter.com/hzhJsKDqsG
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 19, 2019
“Thank u @narendramodi for hosting us & having such an open discussion on #ChangeWithin & the role artistes can play in spreading awareness of the msgs of The Mahatma. Also the idea of a University of Cinema is extremely opportune,” wrote the King of Bollywood, SRK.
When every citizen works Dil Se, the outcome will be exceptional.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 20, 2019
Since then, social media users have been displaying their outrage and displeasure over Bollywood celebrities openly supporting Modi, after his government imposed a lockdown in Occupied Kashmir while stripping it of its special status in August.
Apart from SRK and Aamir Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, directors Rajkumar Hirani, Rajkumar Santoshi, Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, Nitesh Tiwari and producers Ekta Kapoor, Boney Kapoor, and many others also attended the event.
The Khans are not the first Indian celebrities to experience judgment for their endorsement of Narendra Modi.
Have a look at the Twitter reactions:
you can search through the entirety of Bollywood and still not find a single spine https://t.co/9KadrgWYY5
— 🎃 spookywara 🎃 (@KiwiShake_) October 19, 2019
If you are still with him, tell him that the Mahatma would share people's sorrows. Ask that he meet victims of PMC bank fraud and not just celebrities.
— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) October 19, 2019
Don’t expect any better from SRK but Amir Khan, come on yaar, thori si sharam. I can understand silence but actively going and meeting and then declaring Modi ‘really deep’ and ‘inspiring’ at this point in time is a bit much.
— Sabahat Zakariya (@sabizak) October 21, 2019
But last heard, Aamir Khan had security concerns living in India, no? What changed? https://t.co/hZWicGb6kS
— Aman Malik (@PatrakaarPopat) October 19, 2019
anjali should have chosen aman smh https://t.co/z4WmiOlqEK
— crackbaby (@sxhyr) October 19, 2019
Veer should’ve been locked up in a Pakistani jail forever tbh https://t.co/7MqElclyu6
— AFRIDAI. (@afridaiiii) October 19, 2019
The same SRK and Aamir Khan who were abused and asked to go to Pakistan not too long ago have now become 'the pride of India' for the RW.
How cute! https://t.co/9g79LA07F3
— Sania Ahmad (@SaniaAhmad1111) October 19, 2019
3 veterans of Acting 🙏 https://t.co/XtHRnnOao2
— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) October 19, 2019
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