The audience was treated to an interesting dialogue with Aamir Khan at the inaugural session of FICCI Frames 2015. The actor disclosed that he never looks at the ‘business aspect’ when he is working on a film. He simply gets immersed in the story. “Indians take to hardware very quickly,” he said, referring to the rapid sales of the latest phones and computers. “However, the issue lies in software,” said Aamir indicating that regardless of the best material objects that people own, they ultimately need to learn how to use them well, so that society as a whole benefits and moves forward.
(L to R) Kamal Haasan, Aamir Khan and Ramesh Sippy during the inaugural session of FICCI Frames 2015 held at Renaissance Hotel, Powai in Mumbai on Wednesday. Pic/Shadab Khan
Aamir Khan was also of the view that the media and entertainment industry has a large role to play in the social evolution of the country. “Sure, our job is to entertain, but does it stop there?” He felt that his industry should introspect about the content they are creating, to influence minds and infuse in young India with qualities that we can all be proud of. In his opinion, there is a huge opportunity for the media to transform India, more important than money and numbers. Being obsessed with numbers can stifle creativity.
He said that he was against ban on any kind of content and was happy that the I&B Minister clarified that his ministry does not have any list of words that should or should not be used. The statutory board is a Certification Board, not a Censor Board, and its role is to certify films, he added.
(L to R) Kamal Haasan, J S Mathur, Aamir Khan, Jyotsna Suri and Ramesh Sippy during the inaugural session of FICCI Frames 2015 held at Renaissance Hotel, Powai in Mumbai on Wednesday. Pic/Shadab Khan
Bollywood personalities like Kamal Haasan, Chairman, FICCI MBEC South, and Ramesh Sippy, Co-Chair, FICCI Entertainment Committee, were also present at the event.