There has been a lot of noise around Aamir Khan's 'controversial' statement on intolerance. But very few have managed to hit the nail on the head like director Rajkumar Hirani and lyricist Javed Akhtar.

At a function, Hirani said that actor Aamir Khan's controversial statements were "innocent" and that the hype created because of it should've been ignored.

"If you take the answer what he said, he's clearly said, 'I feel distressed, I feel sad that my wife once said this to me.' To me, it was a very innocent answer," Hirani further added.

Akhtar, who was also present, weighed on the intolerance debate and the manner in which he put his point across proves why he is one of the greatest story tellers of our times.

Without further ado, just listen to them in the video below: