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Indian minister requests Aamir Khan to avoid ‘anti-Hindu’ ads


Bureau Report

NEW DELHI: Narottam Mishra, Home Minister for India’s Madhya Pradesh, has asked Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan to avoid acting in ads that “hurt religious sentiments” after the actor’s recent ad commercial sparked outrage.

The ad was for a bank where Khan and a co-actress Kiara Advani act as a Hindu couple getting married and performing Hindu wedding rituals.

The Hindu right-wingers have found the ad offensive and believe that it attacked Hindu culture.

The ad shows Khan stepping into his bride’s home after marriage whereas originally the Hindu tradition requires a bride to enter her groom’s house.

Some have appreciated the ad saying that it subverts gender norms.

Saying that the ad “advocates gender equality”, a Twitter user asked why people “blame Iran’s Mullah”.

Another said that the ad was about “treating our daughters with respect, love” and some called it “progressive”.

However, others pointed out Khan’s hypocrisy saying that he should also change his own religion’s norms and rituals.

Mishra told the reporters that he received a complaint about the ad, requesting the Bollywood celebrity to keep the Indian traditions in mind and not do such ads.

In his tweet, MP/ CG/ Rajasthan writes, “I received complaints & saw the ad. I request Aamir Khan to appear in ads keeping in mind Indian traditions. Such twisted acts hurt religious sentiments.He doesn’t have permission to hurt anyone’s religious sentiments: MP HM Narottam Mishra on ad featuring Aamir Khan-Kiara Advani”.

Sridhar Ramaswamy’s tweet states the new Aamir Khan, Kiara ad is actually quite progressive and hits all those self-appointed thekedaars of Hindu tradition!!!

It’s now like a sin even if he breathes in this country, useless netizens have no work apart from trolling and abusing anything he does!!!

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