Film fraternity on 'intolerance in India': Who said what?

Many from the film fraternity across India had a lot to say about the rising incidents of communal tension in India. From defending the country for being a unifying force to dubbing India as being intolerant, actors have raised their voice over the last few months. A look at some who said what on the issue:

Aamir Khan also joined the bandwagon of actors who have raised their voice against incidents of intolerance in the country. The 'PK' actor said that he was alarmed over the rising 'incidents of intolerance' in the country and that his wife Kiran Rao suggested moving out of India.

Shah Rukh Khan received much flak for saying that 'there is extreme intolerance in the country'.

Tamil film actor Kamal Haasan recently faced criticism for refusing to return to return his National Awards as a form of protest against communal incidents. The actor said that the move would just insult the government who gave the award with love.

Compared to any country India is the most tolerant and if some people are unhappy here also they should tell which country they will go to, said filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma. Isn't Aamir,Sharuk,Salman,3 Muslims becoming biggest stars of a Hindu country proof enough that india is tolerant?, he tweeted.

Returning an award would not solve any problem. We should learn to address the issue (of intolerance) rather that getting it upon ourselves. It is not a personal issue, it is the issue of entire nation, said Kareena Kapoor.

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