On 30th of July, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar attacked Aamir. He didn’t take his name but referring to Aamir’s last year statement which sparked the controversy of ‘Intolerance’, Parrikar said, “How does someone dare to talk about ill of this country. How can anyone speak against the Country? How does he have the courage to speak like this? I am not talking about any university any organisation but I am only trying to point out if anyone speaks like this, he has to be taught a lesson of his life.”
Further pointing out Aamir’s statement which he gave last year at the Ramnath Goenka Awards, Parrikar said, “One actor said that his wife wants to leave the Country, and it was an arrogant statement. However poor my family is, or however small my house is, I have to love my house and always aim to make a big bungalow out of it, that is separate but through a right procedure. But you can’t feel ashamed of yourself.”
As we all know E-commerce website Snapdeal ended their contract with Aamir because of the loss of customers due to Aamir’s statement. The company had to suffer a big loss because of it. And pointing it out Manohar Parrikar further says, “When this actor did this, the company for which he was advertising, was an online trading company. Many people were very smart who ordered and returned the goods. There was a team working on this which I Know. They were telling people you order and return it, this company should learn a lesson. That to pull out his advertisement.”
Manohar Parrikar was speaking at the launch of Marathi translated book.
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