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Criticising Aamir wrong, instead discuss his statement: Ashutosh Rana

Actor Ashutosh Rana on Saturday weighed in his support for Aamir Khan, who was criticised for his comments on the intolerance, saying it was wrong of people to criticise the superstar.

bollywood Updated: Dec 13, 2015 02:03 IST
Speaking at Aaj Tak’s Agenda 15, actor Ashutosh Rana said rather than pulling down Aamir, there should have been a debate about the relevance of what he said.
Speaking at Aaj Tak’s Agenda 15, actor Ashutosh Rana said rather than pulling down Aamir, there should have been a debate about the relevance of what he said. (IANS)

Actor Ashutosh Rana on Saturday weighed in his support for Aamir Khan, who was criticised for his comments on the intolerance, saying it was wrong of people to criticise the superstar.

The 50-year-old “PK” star during an award function in the national capital last month had said he was “alarmed” by a number of incidents in the country.

Rana, 48, known for his villainous roles in films like “Dushman” and “Sangharsh”, says rather than pulling down Aamir, there should have been a debate about the relevance of what he said.

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“If someone gives a statement on intolerance, we should discuss statement, rather than person, who made that statement. We should not pull down the person and criticise his achievements. The person has done shows like ‘Satyamev Jayate’,” Rana said during PTa session at Agenda Aaj Tak 2015.

On the trend of personalities from different fields returning their awards, Rana says it is not a wrong way to protest.

“’Award wapsi’ is not a wrong way to protest. People who returned their awards did not resort to any kind of violence. They did not do any riots, burn any trains, organise any kind of rallies or bandhs.

“Mahatma Gandhi too started civil disobedience. I don’t know if its valid, but the method is right,” he said.

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