Hrithik and the National AwardsIANS
8/31/2004 12:00:00 AM
"I am ashamed to live in a country where one political party can use the power given to them by the people to try and punish an individual for his opinion and rob him of his democratic rights. And only because he believes in a righteous cause that goes against the interests of the political party concerned," Hrithik told IANS.
Gujarat's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been raising a hue and cry about Aamir's call for rehabilitation of people displaced by the Narmada dam, leading to a ban on his latest movie "Fanaa" in the state.
Hrithik said: "The concerned party has shown the highest level of immaturity by trying to use power to stop the screening of 'Fanaa' in an attempt to scare off Aamir and thereby threatening the entire film fraternity against taking a stance on any social or political issue in the future."
He said those opposing him have failed to understand Aamir's point of view.
"It's preposterous. I mean what kind of IQs do these gentleman have? They are behaving like bullies from school. I think these naysayers need to grow up. I am with Aamir all the way."
More power to the Hrithiks of the entertainment industry who have the guts to stand by their harassed colleagues!