Actor Aamir Khan is no longer part of the government’s vast Incredible India campaign because his contract has expired, said Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma.
The minister said that Mr Khan, 50, was part of the campaign through a contract with advertising agency McCann Erickson, and that arrangement has ended. “Since the contract with the agency is no more, automatically the arrangement with the actor no longer exists,” Mr Sharma was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
The Bollywood star was at the centre of a huge controversy in November when he commented on intolerance being displayed towards minorities. Mr Khan was attacked on social media by many as “anti-national” for his remarks. He had said that his wife, Kiran Rao, said she was so concerned about religious intolerance that she had wondered out loud about relocating from India.