Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan met Turkish First Lady Emine Erdogan on Saturday (Aug 15) at the presidential residence at the Huber Mansion in Istanbul. Many Indians are upset and angry with this meeting.
Aamir Khan is in Turkey to complete the shooting for his upcoming film Laal Singh Chaddha, which is an adaption of the 1994 Hollywood classic, The Forrest Gump. According to reports, the actor sought the meeting with Emine Erdogan, as he wanted to update her about the work of his non-profit Paani Foundation.
Soon after the meeting, Emine Erdoğan tweeted three photos featuring her with Aamir Khan on August 15 and captioned them with, "I had the great pleasure of meeting @aamir_khan, the world-renowned Indian actor, filmmaker, and director, in Istanbul. I was happy to learn that Aamir decided to wrap up the shooting of his latest movie 'Laal Singh Chaddha' in different parts of Turkey. I look forward to it!"
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has openly supported Pakistan against India in the Kashmir issue. Indian government is apprehension about the funding of Turkish outfits. Radical Islamist organisations backed by Recep Tayyip Erdogan have been allegedly operating in Kashmir and Kerala for quite some time now. Now, Aamir Khan meeting his wife has left many Indians red faced.
Soon after seeing Emine Erdoğan's tweet, many Indians took to Twitter to express their anger against Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan. They said that Bollywood superstar avoided meeting Benjamin Netanyahu, a friend of India. But he has met Turkish First Lady at a time when Turkey is openly backing Pakistan and cornering India on Kashmir.
Sonam Mahajan @AsYouNotWish
Aamir Khan who avoided meeting Benjamin Netanyahu, a friend of India, meets Turkish First Lady, Emine Erdogan at a time when Turkey is openly backing Pakistan and cornering India on Kashmir. Reportedly, Aamir sought the meeting. If true, he has made a very loud statement.
Prashant Patel Umrao @ippatel
Khan Gang Member Aamir Khan met Turkish First Lady Emine Erdogan on 15 August at presidential residence at Huber Mansion in Istanbul. Turkey is friend of Pakistan & continuously speaking against Bharat on Kashmir. Khan Gang is behind murder of Sushant also. #SCMonitoredCBI4SSR
Sumit kadel @SumitkadeI
Aamir Khan shouldn't have met Turkey PM Erdogan & his wife, they are pakistan best friend right now, continuously taking Anti-India stand on kashmir and various issue on global forum. Our Indian superstar meeting with enemy of our nation gives a very bad message. Galat hai.
Rahul Roushan @rahulroushan
So you are a liberal if you hate an Akshay Kumar meeting Prime Minister of India, but find nothing wrong when Aamir Khan meets a rabid Islamist and anti-India head of state.
Anshul Saxena @AskAnshul
Aamir Khan met Turkish President's wife though Turkish President spoken against India many times. No problem. But I fail to understand why didn't any of the three Khans attend the 'Shalom Bollywood' event when Israeli PM visited India?
Vikas Saraswat @VikasSaraswat
Immediately the Islamist occupation of Hagia Sophia, Aamir Khan goes to Turkey and praises the rogue Erdogan. That he has rushed in the midst of a pandemic when most people are restricting their travel shows his overflowing joyous emotions
Turkish President is backing Pakistan's stand on Kashmir and Indian superstar Aamir is meeting his wife. Celebrities from smaller countries are more loyal to their motherland than bollywood people ever would be
Farrago Abdullah @abdullah_0mar
Aamir Khan with the wife of Turkey's President Erdogan. Turkey is doing full Propaganda against India. This is self goal by Aamir Khan.
Ajit Doval @AjitKDoval_FAN
Aamir Khan Refused to join Nationalist Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu when he was in Mumbai. But he Went to Turkey to meet Turkish PM who supports Pakistan on Kashmir issue and also gave anti-india statements. Won't be surprised if #AamirKhan feels unsafe again in India.
Liberal Slayerr @liberal_slayerr
I am not sure how safe Kiran Rao feels after watching her husband Aamir Khan chill out with people who supports ISIS & Al Qaeda. We Indians certainly doesn't feel safe anymore.
Rupa Murthy @rupamurthy1
Aamir Khan met with First Lady of Turkey,though relationship b/n India &Turkey isn't good. Turkish outfits backed by Erdogan,have been suspected of funding radical Islamist orgs operating in Kashmir & Kerala But AK boycotted 'Shalom Bollywood' event when Israeli PM visited India
Gappistan Radio @GappistanRadio
Aamir Khan going to Turkey to shoot his copy of Forrest Gump and hanging out with Erdogan family may be his first marketing misstep, generally very good with marketing of his movies. This, coupled with rising anger against "filmy dynasties" (both Aamir and Kareena are part of)...
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra @Iyervval
So Aamir Khan refuses to meet Netanyahu but happy chilling out with a man who supports ISIS & Al Qaeda; whose party members parade severed heads of Syrian soldiers & whose Son In Law smuggles & money launders for ISIS. Scratch but a little & the Jihadi within emerges
I had the great pleasure of meeting @aamir_khan, the world-renowned Indian actor, filmmaker, and director, in Istanbul. I was happy to learn that Aamir decided to wrap up the shooting of his latest movie ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ in different parts of Turkey. I look forward to it! pic.twitter.com/3rSCMmAOMW— Emine Erdoğan (@EmineErdogan) August 15, 2020