I won't leave India, want to live here and die here, says Aamir Khan

New Delhi: Clarifying his intolerance remark remark, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Monday claimed that he was misunderstood by people.

He said "I don't want to leave the country. I was born in this country and will die here too, Some people have understood me while some are upset me. Once and for all I want to clarify that I will live here and die here. If people have been hurt by my remarks then I think they felt bad because they were misinformed."

Asserting that no other country is as diverse as India, Aamir, 50, said, "I was born here and I will die here."

Khan made the statement while addressing a Press Conference in Mumbai on the eve of his 2006 superhit 'Rang De Basanti' completing ten years.

Speaking at the Ramnath Goenka awards last November, Khan had said, “There is a sense of fear more than there was earlier. I do feel there is a sense of insecurity. When I sit at home and talk to Kiran. 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 newspapers everyday. That does indicate that there is a sense of growing disquiet… growing sense of despondency. You feel depressed, you feel low… why is it happening? This feeling exists in me too.”

After the controversy broke out over his remarks, Aamir came out with a clarification, asserting that he stood by what he said and "neither I, nor my wife Kiran, have any intention of leaving the country."

News24 Bureau