Amid the raging controversy over his remark on ‘growing intolerance’ at the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award function in New Delhi, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan returned to Ludhiana in Punjab to complete shooting of ‘Dangal’ on Tuesday.
Aamir Khan, who had taken a break after an injury, has been shooting in the state since the last two months. Unfazed by the controversy, villagers said that Aamir’s remarks will have least repercussions during his stay in rural Punjab. “It was Jee Aayan nu (big welcome) earlier and it will be the same now. We have never let his religion come in way of Punjabi hospitality. Because that is what Punjab is all about,” said a villager from Gujjarwal.
“For us it never even crossed our minds that Aamir Khan is a Muslim. Even now, it is nowhere. Today, he is in Ludhiana again and nothing will change for us. We don’t know what this controversy is about and why so. We put in all efforts to make him feel at home,” said Harjeet Singh.
Via Indian Express