Snapdeal distances itself from Aamir Khan amid row

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New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): The e-commerce company Snapdeal on Wednesday distanced itself from its brand ambassador Aamir Khan’s ‘intolerance’ statement, saying the company is not connected to any personal comment made by the Bollywood actor. “Snapdeal is neither connected nor plays a role in comments made by Aamir Khan in his personal capacity. Snapdeal is a proud Indian company built by passionate young Indians focused on building an inclusive digital India. Everyday we are positively impacting thousands of small businesses and millions of consumers in India. We will continue towards our mission of creating one million successful online entrepreneurs in India,” the company said in a statement. Aamir was named as the brand ambassador for the online shopping service in March this year. According to reports, the ratings for the Snapdeal app on Google Play Store took a hit as many of its users took to social media to condemn Khan’s remarks against growing intolerance in the nation. Earlier, speaking at the eighth edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, Aamir had expressed alarm and despondency over the rise in cases displaying intolerance in the last six to eight months. He had said that a sense of ‘insecurity’ and ‘fear’ had seeped deep within society.

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