New Delhi, Nov 25: Support is coming for under fire Bollywood actor Aamir Khan from unexcepted quarters after his latest comment over increasing intolerance in the country that snowballed into a massive outrage.
After Indian celebrities and political parties backed the 50-year-old actor, who is also the recipient of Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, famous Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar has now come out in open support for him and said he is an Indian and his Indian-ness does not rely on anybody's endorsement.
The Pak scribe took to Twitter following uproar over social media and tweeted, "No one has a right to trash,attack,harm Aamir Khan and his family. India is HIS home, and his Indian-ness does not rely on YOUR/OUR endorsement."
No one has a right to trash,attack,harm Aamir Khan &his family. India is HIS home, and his Indian-ness does not rely on YOUR/OUR endorsement— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) November 24, 2015
Meanwhile on Wednesday, Khan clarified his controversial remarks and said that his statement was distorted.
Khan said, "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.
India is my country, I love it, says Aamir Khan
"India is my country, I love it, I feel fortunate for being born here, and this is where I am staying. 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 nor endorsement for that," the actor further added.