New Delhi, Jan 10: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, who was recently replaced as the brand ambassador of the Incredible India tourism campaign,has now been dropped from government’s mega road safety campaign. The government ousted Aamir Khan from its road safety drive after his ‘intolerance’ remark.Also Read - BTS Jimin's Birthday Special: K-Pop Singer Once Revealed That He Watched Aamir Khan-Kareena Kapoor's 3 Idiots
According to the report of The Telegraph, Aamir Khan, who hosted an episode of his TV talk show, Satyamev Jayate called ‘Road Accidents or Murders?’, was approached by the government the brand ambassador for the road safety campaign in December 2014 at the behest of Union minister Nitin Gadkari. (ALSO READ: Respect government’s decision to discontinue services, says Aamir Khan) Also Read - Laal Singh Chaddha Release Date Postponed: Aamir Khan-Kareena Kapoor Khan's Film To Now Hit Theatres On This Date
“The minister thought the episode was very well researched and documented and was highly impressed with Aamir’s initiative to raise important social issues through his programme,” an official attached to Gadkari’s office was quoted as saying. “Since the ministry was already looking to launch a countrywide campaign to spread awareness on safe practices on the road, Aamir seemed the best choice to be its face,” he added. Also Read - Naga Chaitanya-Nagarjuna Host Dinner For Aamir Khan, Samantha Akkineni's Absence Raises Eyebrows
Aamir Khan even agreed to feature in television and print ads for the campaign free of cost after a meeting with Gadkari in Mumbai. The preparations were on and in the meantime Aamir stirred a storm by commenting on the state of affairs in the country. “After Aamir’s comment on ‘intolerance’ issue, the ministry decided to choose somebody else in his place,” said the official.
It seems that government has decided to take revenge from Aamir Khan by throwing him out of all government’s social campaigns after he made statement on ‘intolerance’.