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Proud of Aamir Khan, says Kejriwal

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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday continued his support for Bollywood star Aamir Khan whose remarks on “growing despondency” triggered a controversy, saying he was proud of him.

“We are proud of u @aamir_khan,” Kejriwal wrote on his Twitter handle on Wednesday along with a picture of the statement issued by the actor.

Earlier in the day, Khan came out with a statement, saying he is “proud to be an Indian”.

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.”

“India is my country, I love it, I feel fortunate for being born here, and this is where I am staying,” said the 50-year-old actor.

Khan at Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards function in Delhi on Monday said he was “alarmed” by a number of “incidences” and that his wife had even suggested “leaving” the country.

On Tuesday also, Kejriwal expressed his admiration for Khan for “speaking up” against “intolerance and insecurity” in the country, and had asked the Centre to take concrete steps to instil a sense of security among the people.