Aamir snubbed in Gujurat

I’m laughing my head off.

It is difficult to believe the Gujuratis (the “inconsiderate bastards” mentioned earlier are also Gujju, btw) are so sensitive. And brainless. As far as I know, Aamir asked the Gujurat government to make sure the PAPs got their share of compensation, land, etc. He never asked for the dam construction to be stopped. As for his comments on the recent Vadodara riots, I won’t repeat the spiel about democracy, but Aamir has the right to speak his mind. Tough luck for the government, if the media listens to whatever he says.

The reaction is similar to burning copies of Arundhati Roy’s The Greater Common Good. For all the resources that the State commands (in addition to blind support by its constituency), the reaction was – childish. What it should have done what bring out a book repudiating all the accusations made in Roy’s book. It didn’t; because it couldn’t – Roy had facts and statistics, and worse, government documents to back her up. The next best thing was to whip up the populace…

Coming back to Aamir, the same Gujurat that is banning Fanaa showered accolades on him post-Lagaan. specially after he pitched in to help a village devastated by the Kutch earthquake. How fickle is that?

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7 thoughts on “Aamir snubbed in Gujurat

  1. VArun

    I, for one.. completely support Aamir Khan. The stand he has taken on the narmada issue is the right one… and I agree that there is nothing for THE ACE KHAN to apologize about…

  2. Vidyadhar Bhise

    Aamir khan is making funaaout of himself…
    where the F*** was he when there were many more issues goin on in nation..Where the F*** was he when godhra happened and where the F*** was he when riots happened…he just came out as a citizen when his patriotic films needed publicity…
    and there was no need for him to criticise modi while supporting NBA…what was modi’s fault in all the issue…
    Aamir really sucks big time as far as i am concerned…
    he doesnt even deserve a mention…

  3. rvbhute

    Bad pun.

    Why didn’t you ask “Where the fuck was he during the rebuilding of Gujurat after the Kutch earthquake?” Because, then, we can smack the answer into your face.

    If Aamir doesn’t respond to each and every “issue” you have mentioned, do you (or those damn Gujju bastards) respond to other issues facing the nation?

    The Gujurat State government has singularly failed to provide adequate farmland (as is deemed necessary to provide subsistence for an agricultural family) to the SSP PAPs despite assurances to the Supreme Court. Isn’t the chief minister responsible?

    Maharashtra is affected (both by PAPs and cost to nature) by a factor disproportionate to the benefits it would receive from the SSP. You should stop blindly worshipping the Gujjus and review the project critically. It is one of the worst engineered projects in the world. Ever.

    And I won’t stop you from saying your mind, unlike some people we know.

  4. Vidyadhar Bhise

    i tell u something….
    i know he helped rebuild kutch…
    but dun u ever say that…nobody else did nething…
    and
    >>The Gujurat State government has singularly failed to provide adequate farmland (as is deemed necessary to provide subsistence for an agricultural family) to the SSP PAPs despite assurances to the Supreme Court.
    is the gujarat only govt which has to reinstate homes…
    and staying here and saying things about modi is very easy…
    go to gujarat…or why go far…ask haridas who has loads of relatives iin gujarat…he will tell u wat modi is for gujarat people…
    and helping kutch rebuild doesnt yield aamir a right over gujaratis…he is noone to call kodi a nonsense..he himself is a nonsense…
    he doesnt even know for how many years NBA is goin on..and he is giving press interviews over it…
    in interviews he calls for rich people to come for help of affected from ..then who the fuck is he…isnt he rich…why is he holding back…
    and one more to go..
    >>If Aamir doesn’t respond to each and every “issue” you have mentioned, do you (or those damn Gujju bastards) respond to other issues facing the nation?
    in his latest interview…he talks over responding to all issues..thats wat makes me sick..he has started thinking of himself as one social activist…..he talks over all issues without even knowing a single word abt it…
    he is enjoying his free publicity…and so are u guys feeling for him like a GOD…the foolest people of the country, supporting the foolest superstar…and ignoring the true hardcore leaders…
    that has been the fate of the country for decades..and its continuing…
    nowadays i have stopped praying for India..

  5. VArun

    I completely disagree….

    See if u vacate a land of another person, its your duty to rehabilitate them or give them “sufficient” compensation …..

    If the government isn’t doing that….then the government is at fault.

    One more thing…. Aamir had Rang De Basanti released some 5 weeks before he stood for them… and as the lead of such a huge grosser… he hardly needs such publicity. Infact, the Gujrat government came down to Hooliganism because they couldn’t give a straight answer to the questions posed by Mr. Khan.

    The Supreme court, the only institution I still believe in, asked exactly the same questions to the government which Mr Khan had asked. So I believe that the government here is at fault.

    And finally, Aamir khan is one of the most intelligent actors of current pack… We should appreciate him for taking this stand and using his public image to raise important issues…

    Hats off to him!!

  6. Vidyadhar Bhise

    as i have already mentioned in my last line…
    i have stopped praying for india…
    and above comment reminds and restrengthens me on my decision..
    why not make Aamir-the mist intelligent human being- Prime minister…i suppose he is the best suit for people who after watching patriotic films think of the hero as a revolutionary…

  7. rvbhute

    You both are missing the point. The debate here is not about Aamir’s stature, suitability for anything or his intelligence. This is not a broad debate on Modi or any political party either.

    The debate is about the reaction of the Gujuratis. Concepts of whether Aamir is qualified to make his statements are hardly moot. What is debatable is whether he should be allowed to make them. And once he has made them, what is the best way of responding to them?

    Yes to the first. As for the second, I have already said in my post, the Government has the power and resources to refute the charges made by Aamir. It didn’t. Instead, the populace was whipped up. Political parties have been allowed to get away with acts of rank lawlessness.

    Why doesn’t the Gujurat Government ever refute charges levelled against the Narmada project? Saying “Unki aukat nahi hai, unko hakk nahi hai” is not the answer. It can’t refute the truth. Period. The next best thing is to instigate the populace against those who ask tough questions or make unfavorable statements.

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