Since Aamir Khan made an announcement of his divorce from his second wife, the adverse comments are being dumped on him. I wonder why? Such massive criticism would have been pertinent in case his wife had complained against him. If the couple mutually agreed to separate, the public trolling is pointless. Calling him bad names is out of context. Aamir Khan, undoubtedly, is an Ace Actor, Director and a filmmaker. He has given us many offbeat films like:-
1. Rang De Basanti
8. Taare Jameen Per
9. Dhobi Ghat
10. 3 Idiots and many more.
The Talk Show, SATAYAMEV JAYATE, created by Aamir Khan added another feather to his cap. The show was aired on Star Network and Doordarshan. It was a big SUCCESS not only in India but other countries too. Its multiple episodes highlighted several sensitive SOCIAL ISSUES like: Female Feticide, sexual abuse of children, rape, honor killings, domestic violence, untouchability, alcoholism, child labor and criminalization of politics.
Aamir’s relationship with Fatima Sana Shaikh, the DANGAL star, who is of his daughter’s age, has become a controversial issue. It is reported that Aamir Khan can be often spotted walking hand in hand with her. His critics speculate Fatima is going to be his third wife, and she is responsible for ruining Kiran Rao’s married life.
His critics slammed Aamir Khan for his alleged relationship with Jessica Hines, a British Journalist. It was reported in STARDUST Magazine that Aamir met Jessica Hines during the shooting of Ghulam. It is alleged that Aamir Khan had a Live-in relationship with her as well, and Jessica got pregnant with Aamir’s child. Aamir, had just divorced his first wife, Reena Dutta, and he reacted unfavorably to this development. According to media reports, he asked Jessica to either abort the child or end the relationship.
Jessica rather aborted her relationship with Aamir Khan, and welcomed her love child, a Baby Boy in 2004. She named him JAAN. Jessica calls him Jaan Harry Hines who has distinctive Indian features. Her own story, she says, “reads like a tragic book”. Jaan Hines, the love child of Aamir and Jessica is a grown up boy now and is excited to make his footprints in the World of Modelling. He was featured in “Vogue UK” .
I personally feel all the hue and cry against Aamir’s divorces is unnecessary since his wives never accused him or filed a complaint against him. ( to the best of my knowledge) I was touched by his sensitivity while watching his show, Satayamev Jayate. Sometimes, he appeared on the show with red teary eyes, and almost whimpered talking about the suffering humanity. He did admit he cried easily. But I’m intrigued by his silence over certain issues that plague Bollywood. Social evils like nepotism, casting couch and drug abuse do exist in this world of Art and Glamor. Pervasiveness of Dons’ influence cannot be denied. I’m saddened by Bollywood’s apathy on the brutal murders of two Bollywood personalities like Disha Salian and Sushant Singh Rajput.