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Aamir Khan ducks query on Ae Dil Hai Mushkil controversy

Targeted for expressing his views in the past, the Dangal actor keeps his counsel this time. 

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Mayur Lookhar

Aamir Khan is taking a cue from his nephew and refusing to bite the bullet. Just like Imran Khan, Aamir Khan, too, now wants to steer clear of controversy by refusing to comment on any difficult subjects.

The star was among the guests at the opening ceremony of the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) film festival last evening where he was asked his views on the controversy surrounding the release of Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Khan merely smiled and chose not to comment. Pressed for an answer, he merely said, “MAMI se poocho [ask MAMI],” and walked off.

Only last year Aamir Khan had found himself engulfed in controversy over his comments on the intolerance debate raging in the country then. The star had said wife Kiran Rao had feared for the family’s safety and pondered on leaving the country. Khan had to also apologise to those who felt offended by his film PK (2014).

Meanwhile, Khan shrugged off any comparison between Dangal and Salman Khan's Sultan, telling journalists the difference would be revealed once people see the film.

Anurag Kashyap, who has been courting controversy for his shocking statements, too, sealed his lips. The controversial filmmaker left the scene when asked to explain his comments.

Kashyap had questioned prime minister Narendra Modi over the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil controversy and later embarrassed a journalist by posting a private conversation on Twitter.