Today, I'm scared to say I'm Hindu: Anupam Kher

Published: January 30, 2016
Have the tables turned? PHOTO: HINUDTVA.INFO

Have the tables turned? PHOTO: HINUDTVA.INFO

Veteran actor Anupam Kher has been on the forefront of the ‘anti-intolerance’ debate in India of late. He was also known for harshly criticising Aamir Khan for his statement on intolerance. Surprisingly, however Kher has now openly admitted to being scared of calling himself a Hindu in his own nation.

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In an interview with IBN Live, the actor confessed that he fears “saying I’m a Hindu”.

“In this country, I’m scared to say that if I wear a tilak (mark worn by a Hindu on the forehead to indicate caste, sect) and a gerua (saffron colored clothes), then I will be branded as an RSS (right-wing party) guy or a BJP fanatic,” said Kher.

And though he agreed that it is hypocritical on his part to keep flip flopping statements, the state of politics is such that it leaves him no choice.

People soon took to Twitter to express their sentiments regarding Kher’s statement.

Anupam Kher gets attacked on Twitter for U-turn on PADMA awards

And this isn’t the first time Kher has changed stance on a matter. He was recently called out on Twitter for his U-turn on the Padma Awrads — which he vehemently opposed in 2010, but reveled in the honour soon after being awarded one this year.

The actor cleared the air and said that that was because at the time one of the chosen awardees had a history of criminal records and should not have been given the award.

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  • Parvez
    Jan 31, 2016 - 1:20AM

    Loss of credibility, is like loss of virginity……once lost, its lost forever. Recommend

  • Feb 3, 2016 - 6:32PM

    This man has made a joke of himself. What all he earned in the hearts of a common man in India as an artist has been lost in one stroke of singing and dancing on the tunes of his wife (BJP- MP) in the combined orchestra group of ‘Hindutva Orchestra International.” He looks like a lonely joker in the multi religious and multicultural fraternity of film world.Recommend

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