Mumbai, July 4: Bollywood stalwart Aamir Khan could now end up upsetting zealots within Muslim fraternity with his defence of the contentious statements made by revered actor Irrfan Khan. On being asked about the remarks made by Irrfan about ‘Bakra Eid goat slaughter’ and ‘fasting during Ramazan’, Aamir said that Irrfan has every right to express his opinion.Also Read - Naga Chaitanya on Aamir Khan Supporting Him Amid Divorce Rumours With Samantha
“Religion is a personal thing, he has a right to his opinion,” Aamir Khan said while addressing a press conference related to his upcoming movie Dangal. (ALSO READ: Irrfan Khan questions basic tenets of Islam, says ‘self introspection better than fasting in Ramazan’ (Watch Video) Also Read - Aamir Khan-Naga Chaitanya Participate In Green India Challenge In Hyderabad | See Pics
A couple of days back Irrfan Khan stoked a controversy by questioning the concept of slaughtering animals during Bakra Eid. “Sacrifice is something which you give up, despite having a close bond with it. By buying an animal from the market and slaughtering it, what are you trying to achieve?” Further commenting on Ramazan fast, he said. “Instead of fasting, Muslims should also introspect in this month.” Also Read - Viral Video: Little Girl Celebrates Janmashtami by Dancing to 'Radha Kaise Na Jale', Delights The Internet | Watch
The comments of Irrfan created a row on social media, with Muslim seeking an apology from him. Islamic clerics denounced his statements, and advised him to remain concerned with only “his Bollywood” and not comment in religious matters of the community.
Interestingly, the opinion given by Aamir on the issue could bring flak towards him as well. The last controversial topic which Aamir chose to speak was on the issue of ‘intolerance’. It ended up costing him the brand ambassadorship of ‘Incredible India’.