Mumbai: Superstar Aamir Khan chose to stay mum on the issue of Pakistani film not being screened at the ongoing MAMI festival and the threats over the release of Karan Johar’s “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”.
During the opening ceremony of the 18th Jio MAMI festival on Thursday, Aamir was asked to give his opinion on the opposition to screening of Pakistani film and the “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” controversy, the actor said, “MAMI se poocho”, before walking off. Following the Uri terror attack, the MNS has threatened not to allow screening of Johar’s film which features Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.
Aamir had earlier got embroiled in a controversy over his remarks on intolerance. The 51-year-old star was present at the MAMI festival with Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra, who play Geeta Phogatand Babita Kumari in his forthcoming film “Dangal”.
Aamir plays the role of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, whotaught wrestling to his daughters Geeta and Babita. Since the time the film’s trailer was launched, there have been reports of similarity between “Dangal” and “Sultan”.
When asked about it, Aamir said, “No, not necessary,when you see the film you will realise.” Meanwhile, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who had raised his objection on social media over demands to ban Pakistani artistes and later was criticised for his remarks, stayed silent during the film festival’s opening ceremony. When asked to give his opinion, he looked at the cameras,folded his hands and left.