Bollywood actor Aamir Khan was highly criticised after his comments on intolerance in India during the eighth edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards in November 2015. Many celebrities had then supported the "PK" actor. Now, Mollywood's rising star Nivin Pauly has expressed his opinion on the matter.
"I have seen Aamir Khan's interview and he hasn't said anything bad in it. But it was made controversial. People are waiting to get something from celebs to give it a different definition and make it a debatable topic. What can Aamir Khan do? Many are spreading this kind of negative news like wildfire. We must be very careful with such social issues," Nivin said on Asianet News' "Point Blank" when asked why young Malayalam actors are not seen responding on many social issues.
After Aamir Khan's statements went viral on social media, he had come forward slamming it, and was quoted by IANS as saying: "I want to clear this; I have never said India is intolerant. Our country is diverse with so many languages, culture. No other country has so much diversity as India and that's the strength of our country. But, despite this strength, if anybody tries to break us, that hurts me. Let's not make this country weak. Let's not spread poison and let's live together."
Meanwhile, on the acting front, Malayalam actor Nivin is basking in the success of his latest movie "Action Hero Biju". The film has been garnering good response for critics and audience alike for its freshness compared to other action thrillers and cop stories. The film narrates the day-to-day incidents that happen at Janamaithri police station in Kerala. "Action Hero BIju" is the second outing of the actor with director Abrid Shine after their 2014 Kerala State Film Award winning hit "1983."
Nivin is also awaiting the release of Vineeth Sreenivasan's "Jacobinte Swargarajyam" and Karthik Subbaraj's anthology project "Aviyal" with Alphonse Puthren.
Watch the interview's excerpt here: