"I want to clear this; I have never said India is intolerant. Our country is diverse with so many languages, culture... no other country has so much diversity as India and that's the strength of our country. But, despite this strength, if anybody tries to break us, that hurts me. Let's not make this country weak. Let's not spread poison and let's live together," he added.
After his comments last November, the actor was widely criticised by many and even slammed on Twitter by colleagues like Anupam Kher and Raveena Tandon. Khan was recently replaced as the brand ambassador for the 'Incredible India' campaign by actors Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra.
Aamir blames the media for misquoting him. He said: "I love my country and I'm not able to live more than two weeks out of the country. I get homesick. I was hurt and along with me many people have been hurt because of this misunderstanding. I give this credit to you all (media) because you all have twisted my words. I request you all that please don't do this."