Is it weird of Aamir Khan to decide not to screen his hit of the recent times, Dangal in Pakistan, Certainly not, say the media, the people and everybody in the country.
Aamir is an Indian film actor, director, and producer. Through his career in Hindi films, Khan has established himself as one of the most popular and influential actors of Indian cinema. He is above everything and cannot let the country ditch which has givein him name, fame and affluence.
The actor made the decision after Pakistan’s censor board demanded two crucial cuts in the film – the scenes having Indian flag and National Anthem. And, now we hear that Maharashtra Government is also happy with Aamir Khan’s decision and congratulated the actor on same.
The Maharashtra Government passed a resolution congratulating Aamir Khan for not releasing Dangal in Pakistan without the scene having a national anthem, reported ANI. The resolution was moved by Leader of Opposition Dhananjay Munde.
The national anthem is played in the climax scene of Dangal where we see Aamir’s character is locked in a room while his on-screen daughter Geeta Phogat is fighting a wrestling match at commonwealth games. It’s only after Aamir hears National Anthem being played in the background, that he realises his daughter has won the championship. The scene packs an emotional punch and is one of the most poignant, yet a dramatic scenes from the film. However, Pakistan censor board didn’t want the scene to be there. And Aamir Khan was really taken back by this news.
In addition to acting, Khan is a humanitarian and has participated and spoken out for various social causes, some of which have sparked political controversy. He has created and hosted the television talk show Satyamev Jayate, through which he highlights sensitive social issues in India. Khan was married to his first wife, Reena Dutta, for fifteen years, after which he married the film director Kiran Rao. He has three children—two with Dutta, and one with Rao through surrogacy.