Bollywood actor-producer Aamir Khan has finally clarified his stance on the 'Growing Intolerance In India' comment, saying that he and his wife Kiran Rao love India and won't leave the country at any cost!
"First, let me state categorically that neither I nor my wife Kiran have any intention of leaving the country. We never did, and nor would we like to in the future. Anyone implying the opposite has either not seen my interview or is deliberately trying to distort what I have said." said Aamir to IANS.
Bollywood celebs including Anupam Kher, Paresh Rawal and Ram Gopal Verma had openly criticized the opinion of the actor on Twitter. We wonder, after reading Aamir's reply, what will they say.
He added, "India is my country, I love it, I feel fortunate for being born here, and this is where I am staying," the 50-year-old celebrated actor said. Secondly, I stand by everything that I have said in my interview. To all those people who are calling me anti-national, I would like to say that I am proud to be Indian, and I do not need anyone's permission or endorsement for that."
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Aamir also gave a befitting reply to his haters and said, "To all the people shouting obscenities at me for speaking my heart out, it saddens me to say you are only proving my point."
Aamir also thanked his fans, who stood by him during all this, and said, "To all the people who have stood by me, thank you. We have to protect what this beautiful and unique country of ours really stands for. We have to protect its integrity, diversity, inclusiveness, its many languages, its culture, its history, its tolerance, it's concept of ‘ekantavada', it's love, sensitivity and its emotional strength."