Mumbai, Dec 1: After a long debate and controversy, Aamir Khan finally received support from the King Khan of Bollywood -- Shahrukh Khan (SRK).
The superstar of Hindi cinema finally broke his silence on the controversy related to Aamir Khan and his statement on growing intolerance in the country.
Shahrukh, while speaking on the controversy, said, "You don't have to be proving your patriotism in any other way, except for thinking good for the country and doing good."
"You have to work for the benefit of the country. If I work for the country in the most kindest way in what I am good at, my country is going to benefit from that. But if I am corrupt, and regional about it, I will be harming my country," Shahrukh Khan added.
The King Khan also stated that he has learnt a lesson from the Aamir Khan-intolerance controversy. He said, "I'm relieved now that I should now talk only about what I know. I need not speak on any and every other topic on which someone feels that I should speak on because I have been around for 25 years."
Aamir Khan landed into the controversy when he said, "Kiran and I have lived all our lives in India. For the first time, she said, should we move out of India?"
"That's a disastrous and big statement for Kiran to make to me. She fears for her child. She fears about what the atmosphere around us will be. She feels scared to open the newspapers every day. That does indicate that there is a sense of growing disquiet," he added.
However, Aamir later clarified his statement saying, "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. India is my country, I love it, I feel fortunate for being born here, and this is where I am staying."
Aamir Khan was not alone who faced criticism. Earlier Shahrukh Khan too faced stern criticism for his remark on "intolerance".