The first poster of Aamir Khan’s Dangal was launched in July at a well-attended event amid much fanfare. But when the trailer of the much-awaited film simply dropped on YouTube and TV channels without even a press conference to promote it. And buzz is, the decision was made by Aamir as he did not want to be quizzed about the hot topic of the minute, the ban on Pakistani actors and the Bollywood films starring them.
Aamir has often been attacked as anti-national in the past for expressing his opinion on socio-political matters. Last year, he found himself in the middle of a row over his remarks on rising intolerance in the country which resulted in a case of sedition being registered against him.
Bollywood stars like Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan have been criticised for their stand against the proposed boycott of Pakistani artists in Bollywood and the public sentiment has been on the side of those who support a ban on any cultural exchange between India and Pakistan.
And it looks like Aamir does not want to face any questions about the hot button topic. A source close to the actor told SpotboyE.com that he is sure that any statement given by him on the controversial subject will be twisted by the media to paint him in a negative light. So he is avoiding the press at all costs.
Dangal is a big film for Aamir Khan and he does not want a controversy to overshadow it. Meanwhile, take a look at the official trailer of ‘Dangal’.