India's patriots have been up in arms over actor Aamir Khan's statement claiming his family felt threatened in India. They have been adamant that Khan leave if he feels so bad about what is happening the country. "Don't you know," the response to Khan has been, "that this is the country that made you?"

But this furore has been confusing for a simple reason: Khan didn't leave and hasn't left. He not only made it clear that he isn't leaving India, despite having felt threatened, he also said that the idea of leaving is "disastrous."

The full video from the Ramnath Goenka Excellence Awards ceremony, where Khan made his comments shows exactly what the actor said. "As an individual myself, as a part of the country, as a citizen, you know, we read in the papers what's happening, we see on news what's happening, and certainly I have also been alarmed."

Khan pointed out the two things that have made him concerned. One was not seeing people who commit crimes get justice. And the other is when those in government don't step in to improve the situation, with Khan making it clear that it doesn't matter who is in power or what has happened before, in unfortunate moments we look to leaders to make reassuring statements.

"When I sit at home and talk to Kiran, Kiran and I have lived all of our lives, in India. For the first time, Kiran says, 'should we move out of India?' Now 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 the 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."