3 Aug - Aamir Khan recently addressed the boycott campaign against his new movie, "Laal Singh Chaddha", stressing that he loves India as much as the next person.
The actor, who was asked about the trending hashtag that has been circulating on Twitter, denied that he doesn't like India like some people think, and that it made him sad that anybody would think that and then decide to boycott his movie because of it.
"I feel sad that some of the people who are saying this, in their hearts, they believe that I am someone who doesn't like India. In their hearts they believe, but it is untrue. It is rather unfortunate that some people feel that way. That's not the case," he said.
"Please don't boycott my film. Please watch my film," the actor added.
The campaign came about after some Twitter users went through the archives and released Aamir's past statement in 2015 about India's supposed growing intolerance, which read, "Our country is very tolerant, but there are people who spread ill-will".
Aside from Aamir, netizens also released some of his co-star Kareena Kapoor's past controversial statements online, though the actress doesn't seem bothered as much as Aamir about the online hate on her.
Asked about it, the actress expressed, "Everyone has an opinion. So now, if that is going to be there, then you have to learn to ignore certain things. Otherwise, it will just become impossible to live your life. And that's why I don't take any of this like seriously."
She added that if a film is good, it will surpass everything.