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Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan slammed for posting pictures with PM Modi

The great Khans of Bollywood were slammed on social media for rubbing shoulders with PM Modi in a event organised to commemorate Gandhi.

Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The event brought together PM Modi with Bollywood actors and filmmaker to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.

Besides Shah Rukh and Amir, others from the entertainment industry like Sonam Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, directors Rajkumar Hirani, Rajkumar Santoshi, Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, Nitesh Tiwari and producers Ekta Kapoor, Boney Kapoor, and Jayantilal Gada also attended the event.

Actors Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan even clicked a selfie with PM Modi and posted on their respective Twitter accounts. The selfie of the Bollywood actors stoked reactions on social media. A score of netizens expressed disillusionment on Bollywood celebrities flaunting the meeting with PM Modi.

According to other details of the meetup, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had discussed the inception of a Cinema University with the Bollywood fraternity. He also discussed with Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan the prospective of using cinema for the effective propagation of Indian narrative globally.

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Following the event, Shah Rukh, @iamsrk, posted: “Thank you @narendramodi for hosting us and having such an open discussion on #ChangeWithin and the role artists can play in spreading awareness of the messages of The Mahatma. Also, the idea of a University of Cinema is extremely opportune!”

Modi also tweeted a video of Amir and Shah Rukh form the event and wrote: “It was a wonderful interaction, says @aamir_khan. A great way to involve everyone, says @iamsrk. Two top film personalities talk about the meeting with PM @narendramodi. Watch this one…”

“Gandhi is synonymous with simplicity. His thoughts reverberate far and wide. The power of creativity is immense, and it is essential to harness this spirit of creativity for our nation. Several people from the world of films and television have been doing great work when it comes to popularizing the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi,” Modi said during his address.

While addressing the event Shah Rukh Khan expressed his gratitude to PM Khan for gathering the Bollywood fraternity for a national cause. Adding that, “I feel we need to re-introduce Gandhi Ji to India and the world. The film industry can get self-obsessed and it is important we create work that is not only about business,” said Shah Rukh. He stressed that there is a need to come forward and make films on Gandhi that can help in the nation-building process.

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Amir Khan also addressed the ceremony said that “It was a wonderful interaction we had with the Prime Minister today. He was very inspiring, very warm and very deep in what he had to say. I want to appreciate the PM for thinking about this effort. As creative people, there is much we can do, and I assure the PM that we will do even more.”

Social Media Outcry

The social media users flaked Bollywood actors for posting photos with PM Modi who is supporting an extremist campaign against Muslims across India and in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

A Social media user recalled that a few years ago Aamir Khan felt India is swiftly growing intolerant while, now, he is appearing in pictures with the man who is responsible for inciting hate crimes against Muslims and other ethnic minorities in India.