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BJP MP Manoj Tiwari, who allegedly called Aamir Khan "a traitor" at a meeting of the parliamentary standing committee for tourism, culture and transport on Friday, has now denied calling the superstar a "deshdrohi".

The Bhojpuri actor-turned-minister told ANI: "I never used the word "deshdrohi" for Aamir Khan, if a newspaper has printed it I'll send them a notice."

"Anyone who is the face of "Incredible India" should not say that India is not a place to live in. Aamir Khan should not be the brand ambassador of Incredible India now, as the campaign goes against what he said," he added. 

The standing committee was discussing the future of the Incredible India campaign, according to The Times of India.

Aamir Khan recently courted controversy when he said in a public forum that his wife Kiran Rao expressed fear for her child as India had become an intolerant country.

The "Dhoom 3" actor's contract as brand ambassador for the Incredible India campaign expired recently and was not renewed. Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan is said to be the new face of the campaign.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister's Office has reportedly sought an explanation from the tourism ministry on the removal of Aamir from the Incredible India campaign.