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Bollywood does not have dividing lines: Kajol

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Choosing to play down the intolerance debate in India, actress Kajol on Saturday said there are no such dividing lines in Bollywood.

“Our industry will always keep reflecting on what is happening in our society. It will keep on going and everyone is welcome. There are no dividing lines, no caste, no creed and no intolerance in Bollywood,” she said on the third day of the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival.

Filmmaker Karan Johar, a close friend of Kajol, had kicked up a storm with his remarks about freedom of expression being the biggest joke in the country on the inaugural day of the festival.

In recent months, actors Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan too have landed in controversy for speaking up against the “growing intolerance” in the country.

Kajol, who has worked with both Shah Rukh and Aamir, refused to react on the backlash faced by the “PK” star, whose controversial remarks had evoked criticism from many quarters.

“These days people seem to have become oversensitive. As public personalties it is our duty to speak well and correctly. I have always said my ‘Mann ki baat’ and it is no different now,” she said.

A voracious reader, Kajol, who was at the JLF to launch author Ashwin Sanghi’s new book, “The Sialkot Saga”, said she agreed to marry husband Ajay Devgan because he promised her a library similar to the one in the Hollywood film “Beauty and the Beast.”

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