Award-winning Bollywood actor Kajol on Saturday chose to play down the intolerance debate in India. Addressing an event at the Jaipur Literature Festival, she said there are no such dividing lines in the Hindi film industry, reported PTI.

"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.

Filmmaker Karan Johar had kicked up a storm on Friday with his remarks about freedom of expression being "the biggest joke" in the country. The 43-year-old had said that India is a “tough country”, where speaking about personal life can land people behind the bars. Other actors such as Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan have also earlier spoken about the rising intolerance in India.

Kajol, however, chose not to get drawn in. She said, "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."