Will remain cautious while voicing opinion but won't keep mum, says birthday boy Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan spoke on several issues related to films, nepotism and intolerance while celebrating his birthday. Here's what he said

Aamir Khan has often found himself in the midst of controversies on voicing his opinion on various political issues. On his 52nd birthday, he said he will remain conscious about expressing himself but not shying away from doing it.  When asked about the prevalent issue of nepotism in the industry, Khan said he does not let emotions dominate his professional lives. However, he ensures to help his near and dear ones. We all know that Aamir launched his nephew Imran Khan in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. He also unsuccessfully tried to revive his brother Faisal Khan in Mela. Donning a white shirt and sporting a beard, the Dangal actor spoke to IANS on various issues related to his future film projects, nepotism and intolerance. The Padma Bhushan actor said he was excited to work with Amitabh Bachchan in Thugs of Hindostan.

“At this time, I am looking forward to work with Amitabh Bachchan for my next film. This is going to be a very special experience for me,” Aamir said. However, the actor said he has not signed any film apart from Thugs which goes on floors from July 1. Rumours have been doing rounds that Aamir might essay the role of Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian in space, in a forthcoming film.

In 2015, Aamir sparked fresh row after he joined the debate on intolerance. Speaking at Ramnath Goenka Award event, he said his wife Kiran Rao feared the safety of their children and had advised him to leave the country in wake of growing intolerance. Later, he clarified his statement, denying that he referred to India as ‘intolerant’ country and mentioned that some people spreading fear needed to be reined in.

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