Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan
Pictured: Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan.Varinder Chawla

Shah Rukh Khan has supported Aamir Khan with regard to the recent "intolerance" controversy.

Shah Rukh said that Aamir does not have to prove his patriotism to anyone as his deeds do it for him.

"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," IBN Live quoted Shah Rukh as saying when asked about the controversy surrounding Aamir's comment on "rising intolerance".

The "Dilwale" actor also pointed that people on social media can turn any general statement into a radical one.

"Twitter and social media is about free voice, people do take very radical steps, they get abusive. Even a generic statement can be turned into radical statements by people," Shah Rukh added.

Earlier, Aamir said that the "rising intolerance" in India has made his wife Kiran Rao fear for her child and prompted her to consider moving out of the country.

This remark from the actor triggered a series of criticisms, followed by protests and burning of posters. Later, Aamir released a statement in which he said that neither he nor his wife are willing to leave India and his words were misconstrued.

Aamir also added that he stands by whatever he said during the interview.

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