BJP seeks Aamir Khan's apology on Narmada
The actor came under fire for his support to the 'Narmada Bachao Andolan' and crticism of Vadodra case.india Updated: May 25, 2006 16:52 IST
The BJP on Thursday said it was willing to put an end to the row over actor Aamir Khan's movie Fanna if the film star apologises for his stand on the Narmada dam project and the recent Vadodara demolition.
"We can end this row if he (Aamir Khan) apologises to the people of Gujarat (for his stand on the two issues). That's all," senior BJP leader Vijay Kumar Malhotra told reporters.
The actor came under fire for his support to the 'Narmada Bachao Andolan' and criticism of the state administration for the dargah demolition in Vadodra.
Meanwhile, another BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said the issue had now spread to the Congress camp and "it is now an issue concerning the people of Gujarat."
However, party spokesman Prakash Javadekar told reporters that the BJP's central or state units have nothing to do with the screening of the movie.
"It is the voluntary decision of the exhibitors not to show the film. The party has nothing to do with the issue," he said.
He, however, said the people of Gujarat "are not happy" over Khan's recent remarks on Narmada and Vadodra issues.
First Published: May 25, 2006 16:52 IST