Banerjee asserted that it is Aamir's democratic right to say what he felt and that no one has the right to ask someone to leave this country as it belongs to everyone. The 50-year-old star also got the support of a Madras High Court judge Justice D Hariparanthaman who said there was nothing wrong with the actor sharing with the people the contents of conversation between him and his wife Kiran Rao.

Actor Hrithik Roshan praised Aamir for his measured response to the criticism that he faced following his remarks that triggered a massive controvery.

Political rivalry also came to the fore when Shiv Sena lambasted Sharad Pawar for defending Aamir, saying the NCP chief has lost connect with the sentiments of the people. In an apparent jibe at Aamir, Rajnath Singh said BR Ambedkar had never thought of leaving the country despite being subjected to insult and discrimination.

"Despite facing insult and discrimination, he still presented an objective point of view on the Constitution though he was hurt by the treatment. He never thought of leaving India for any other country," he said while initating a debate in Lok Sabha on committment to the Constitution.

Singh's remarks drew immediate reaction from the Opposition parties including the Congress and the Left. The comments by Singh were viewed as an apparent response to Aamir's statement on Monday that his wife did not feel safe for their child and had also thought of leaving the country.

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