Anupam Kher meets president, likely to meet PM over ‘intolerance’

Anupam Kher meets president, likely to meet PM over ‘intolerance’

New Delhi: Veteran actor Anupam Kher met President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday and said he had a “great meeting” where he raised concerns about the ‘award wapsi’ by a string of artistes, who find “intolerance” in the country.

“We had a great meeting with honourable President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee. He said ‘Awards are given by nation not by governments. 🙂 #MarchForIndia,” Kher tweeted.

“Happy to share that PM Narendra Modi ji is meeting us at 6.30 p.m. #MarchForIndia #IndiaIsTolerant,” he added.

Kher, who is a BJP supporter, on Saturday morning led a ‘March For India’ to Rashtrapati Bhavan to protest against the voices being raised over “intolerance” in the country. He was joined by filmmakers Madhur Bhandarkar, Ashoke Pandit, Priyadarshan, actor Manoj Joshi and singer Abhijeet Bhattacharjee.

Over the past few days, several writers, painters, filmmakers and scientists have returned their awards over fears that the country’s democracy might be coming apart.

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