Narmada issue: Aamir refuses to apologise
Addressing the media at his Bandra residence, the actor said there was no question of tendering apology.india Updated: Jun 05, 2006 23:39 IST
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Monday stuck to his stand on the issue of rehabilitation of Narmada dam project-affected people.
He said he would not apologise as he had only reiterated what the Supreme Court had said in its order.
Addressing the media at his Bandra residence, the actor said there was no question of tendering apology to anyone.
After all, he had said what the Supreme Court had earlier stated in its order, Khan asserted.
He hailed the apex court order which asked the authorities to provide protection to theatres which wanted to screen his film 'Fanaa'.
The actor said he felt "sad" over non-release of 'Fanaa' in Gujarat as the people of that state were deprived from seeing the movie in theatres.
"I have lots of love and regards for the people of Gujarat and I appeal to them not to get caught in politics. Let them look at me and they would find love in my eyes," Aamir said.
He said the BJP and its youth wing should find out a solution as they were behind the theatre owners' move not to screen the movie.
He also said it was for the country to decide whether the steps taken to stop 'Fanaa's release was constitutional or otherwise.
Khan said democracy should not be compromised with and appealed to the citizens to take such a stand.
Asserting that he had said the truth and truth only and that he had nothing to fear, the actor said "I have said whatever Supreme Court has said earlier. I am a simple man, I do not know to play politics".
"There was an effort to victimise me but frankly speaking I did not feel that I was victimised because I got good suppport from the entire country," the actor said.
First Published: Jun 05, 2006 20:55 IST