Aamir Khan has derided 'AIB Knockout - Roast' as being 'too violent' and shared his dislike for the show with both Karan Johar and Arjun Kapoor
The controversy surrounding the 'AIB Knockout - Roast of Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh' refuses to die down. Bollywood along with the rest of India is divided on its reaction to the comedy show with some supporting the event and others condemning it for its 'flithy' language. Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has also jumped onto the bandwagon of select stars deriding the show.
While making it clear that he hadn't watched the 'AIB Roast'. Aamir, speaking at a press interaction, said, "First off, I want to clarify that I haven't watched the show, I have only seen a couple of clips of the roast till now. I heard more about what the show was when Karan (Johar) and Arjun (Kapoor) told me about what transpired there along with a few dialogues. On hearing what they had to share, I must say that I was deeply affected and disappointed with it."
Stating that while he was against freedom of speech being curtailed, he noted, "I am completely for freedom of speech, I have no issues with that. But we have to understand that we all have a certain responsibility."
He elaborated, "When I heard what was said, I felt that it was a very violent event, as violence is not just physical but also verbal and emotional. So when you insult someone and show it to the world, it is like showing everyone see how violent I can be, this is something that I don't like."
He though added while he didn't like the show, many youngsters would have enjoyed it and that just a matter of opinion. He said, "I am sure that there are a lot of young people who have liked the show and I believe that all of us have different opinions and we are allowed to have it. As for my views, I felt that the show was violent."
Ranveer Singh, Karan Johar and Arjun Kapoor
He said he had shared his dislike for the show with both Karan Johar and Arjun Kapoor. "And both Karan and Arjun being my friends, I told them that I didn't like it." He also scolded Karan for being a part of the show. Aamir said, "I actually scolded Karan for participating in the show. He is a friend and so I told that to him. Making comments which can be considered as racist by someone should be avoided. “
Talking about his idea of what is funny and what isn't, the Bollywood actor said, "Besides trying to impress people by using abusive language is pointless. I am no longer a 14-year-old who will hear abusive language and laugh. If you really want me to laugh then do so without hurting anyone. That is what I will enjoy."