After having been the face of "Incredible India" for around a decade, Aamir Khan has been fired from his job as the brand ambassador for India's Tourism Ministry. This follows the big ruckus about "intolerance" that was created by a few incidents in our country, and Aamir Khan had gotten involved by saying that his wife was afraid to live in India.
Some will think that this is a befitting reply to Aamir and his scared wife, but it is not. Aamir Khan has stated that he was not "SACKED". In a press statement, he said, "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 would like to clarify that all public service films I have done till date have all been free of any cost to me. Whether I am brand ambassador or not, India will remain Incredible, and that's the way it should be."
It is being reported that Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra are the front runners for this job now. Many people feel that a change is welcome in the face of Incredible India, the timing is not very good!