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'Aamir removed from Incredible India campaign'

  • Published at 11:01 am January 6th, 2016

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has  reportedly been removed as the brand ambassador of the Incredible India campaign by the Indian Ministry of Tourism.

According to reports published in a number of Indian news outlets, the actor, who has been the face of the campaign for many years now and has featured in a number of commercials issued in public interest by the Indian government, seems to have been removed from the campaign because of his remarks on the growing intolerance in his country.

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Aamir had made the comment in November 2015 at an event organised by The Indian Express, where upon being asked about intolerance, he had said that his wife Kiran Rao was wondering if they should "leave the country" with their child Azad Rao Khan.

There was a furore in India after these seemingly casual remarks by Aamir Khan, with Twitterati slamming him and various organisations and the ruling Bharatiya  Janata Party (BJP) members making adverse remarks in turn.

However, the Bollywood star believed that his remarks were misinterpreted and that he stood by his views.