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Who said what on 'Aamir's ouster from Incredible India campaign'
Celebrities are treated like gods in India and their each move gets admired by their fans. The love given to celebrities here has no compassion. Thus, when they say something about the country and its people, people take it seriously. The recent controversial 'intolerance debate' does not seems to end and the major reason behind this can be the involvement of superstars like Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan.

Earlier, this month, Aamir Khan confirmed that he is no longer the brand ambassador of the Incredible India campaign while expressing his respect for the government's move.

Aamir Khan: "It is the prerogative of the government to decide whether they need a brand ambassador for any campaign, and if so, who that ambassador should be. I respect the decision of the government to discontinue with my services. I am sure they will take all appropriate steps to do what is best for the country."

There were reports that his contract was not renewed in the wake of the controversial comments he made while speaking on the issues of intolerance.

Now, the government has decided to introduce a new face as a Incredible India ambassador. There are speculations that megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be roped in to promote the campaign in the place of Aamir Khan.

Here's who said what on Aamir's ouster from Incredible India campaign:

Shah Rukh Khan: "I don't have anything to do with it: neither was I recruited nor was I let go. Please leave me out of it."

Amitabh Bachchan: "I think you need to clarify first whether he is being removed because of something that he may have said or it's the end of his contract. I am sure that there must be some kind of difference there. I don't think that people are removed just because they did not agree or said something that is controversial."

Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma: "Our contract was with the McCann Worldwide agency for 'Atithi Devo Bhava' campaign. The agency had hired Aamir for the job. Now the contract with the agency is over. Ministry has not hired Aamir... It was the agency which has hired him. Since the contract with the agency is no more, automatically the arrangement with the actor no longer exists."

Prasoon Joshi, Head of McCann Worldwide agency: "We at McCann had a contractual agreement with the Ministry of Tourism for a social awareness campaign 'Atithi devo bhava'. Aamir Khan had graciously lent his support for the same. We have delivered the campaign to the Ministry."

Vishal Dadlani: "Bizarre and openly-biased move by govt.! @aamir_khan is one of the most credible people around. 'Incredible India' campaign will lose out! "

Congress' communication department chief, Randeep Surjewala: "Non-renewal of 'Incredible India' brand ambassador contract of Aamir Khan reflects the petty mindset, parochial approach and intemperate attitude of Modi government. Dissent and difference of opinion have become anathema to Modi regime, be it of artists, thinkers, writers, scientists or political activists."

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