Aamir Khan some days back created a storm with a comment on the controversial AIB Roast. Aamir called the AIB Roast starring Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Karan Johar as 'violent' which received mixed response.
Some agreed with Aamir Khan's views on the show while, some others vehemently criticised the actor for allegedly maintaining 'double standards', as his film Delhi Belly also had a lot of abusive contents.
While, we thought the AIB Roast or AIB Knockout controversy has settled down, Aamir Khan has yet again come up with a remark on the show, apparently as a reply to all the arguments that were raised against him.
PK actor Aamir Khan now opined that if AIB Roast restricted itself to commenting on only those people who voluntarily participated in the show, he would have no problem but the show also targeted people who were never part of it. Taking some names who were 'insulted' in the show, he also mentioned about a young girl who became subject to racist comments in the show, but Aamir did not reveal the girl's name.
"I am aware that if you sign up for the Roast, you sign up to insult each other. But, in this case, even those who hadn't signed up were being targeted like Farida Jalal, Reema Lagoo and a beautiful young girl I love dearly. The young girl whom I have known since she was a kid, was the butt of racist and sexist jokes. She did not even know that a live audience was watching this and could not protect herself. That is unfair. This is what I meant when I described the show as violent. Films which depict violence are fictional but this young girl is real. So my reaction was more emotional than moralistic. I have no moral issues with the use of expletives in content meant for adults. When we made Delhi Belly, we were making a film which was meant for an adult certification," said Aamir Khan.
It is to be recalled, international stand-up comedian, Russell Peters commented on Aamir Khan's views on AIB Roast or AIB Knockout asking him to 'shut up' and mind his own business. And now Aamir Khan has a reply for that too.
"If two consenting adults wish to insult each other, that's their problem. But you can't go around attacking anyone you feel like. That is no different from the physical violence we see around us and object to. And when someone uses the words 'shut up', it makes me belive that these people are certainly not a part of the group that is for freedom of speech," added the versatile actor.