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A police complaint has been filed against Bollywood actor Aamir Khan a day after he made a remark on intolerance in the country. 

The complaint was filed by filmmaker Ulhas PR at the New Ashok Nagar police station in Delhi, ANI news agency reported. 

The complainant accused Aamir Khan of 'scaring people' with his statements about intolerance in the country. 

"We have certain fundamental duties...which says that we should maintain harmony in the nation. So when celebrities give such type of statements, they should first mention which society are they talking about where people are living in scared conditions?," Ulhas told IANS. 

"Celebrities should think about their status and duties before making such statements. If they can't help bring peace and prosperity in the nation, they shouldn't scare people by speaking about intolerance and other issues," 

Security was tightened at the actor's house in Mumbai on Tuesday. 

On Monday, while speaking at the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism awards function in New Delhi, Aamir Khan said he felt there was an increasing despondency and intolerance in the country over the past six to eight months. 

He also said his wife Kiran had discussed leaving India because of the current atmosphere. 

"Kiran and I have lived all our lives in India. For the first time, she said, should we move out of India? That's a disastrous and big statement for Kiran to make to me. She fears for her child. She fears about what the atmosphere around us will be. She feels scared to open the newspapers every day. That does indicate that there is a sense of growing disquiet," he said, according to The Indian Express

Leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party hit out at Aamir Khan for his remarks, with some even suggesting that he was being 'influenced'. 

"We won't let Aamir leave the country, he is safe. This kind of comment influenced by a politically motivated campaign insults those who have given so much honour to Aamir in India," Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was quoted saying.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi backed the actor, stating on Twitter that the government should not resort to 'bullying, threatening & abusing' those who question it.