Mumbai: Bollywood actor-producer Aamir Khan's attempt to water down a huge controversy he kicked over the intolerance issue in 2015 has evoked a sharp response on microblogging website Twitter.
On Monday, the actor said he had no plans to leave India and he can't live more than two weeks out of the country.
"I love my country, I was born here and I will die here. I have never thought of leaving India and will never take such a step," Aamir told reporters while celebrating the 10th anniversary event of 'Rang de Basanti' here.
"I never said India is intolerant or I want to leave the country... these two things have been said to everyone. So, obviously, people will get hurt and I understand their emotions. I am not surprised they are angry with me. But, there is no truth to this all...," the 50-year-old actor said.
Notably, the actor is currently shooting for his next film 'Dangal'.
On Twitter, Khan's statement ahead of the release of his next film 'Dangal' has evoked criticism:
— Reetesh Maheshwari (@Reetesh777) January 26, 2016
Kiran Rao says she wants to leave India.Martyr Colonel Santosh Mahadik wife said that both her children will join Indian Army.#BoycottDangal
— Hanover (@Hanover_532) January 26, 2016
movie ke liye kuch bhi karenge #BoycottDangal
— Sunder Singh (@sunder27) January 26, 2016
#BoyCottDangal still shame on you aamir as a fake hero....
— Anuj Shrivastava (@shobhaanuj1) January 26, 2016
#BoycottDangal We audience made them stars now time to make them realize they can not feed their wife & kids on our money simply
— Sourabh Prajapat (@SourabhNews) January 26, 2016
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawaI) January 25, 2016