By now most people may have already heard or read that Aamir Khan has criticized AIB’s roast involving Arjun Kapoor, Karan Johar and Ranveer Singh. Here is the full video.
He starts off by saying that he has not seen the roast. But then says he has heard about it and seen 2-3 clips and goes on to criticize pretty much everything about the show 🙂 Now this is the same Aamir Khan who produced Delhi Belly which had a lot of Gaalis or abuses. Back then he was promoting the movie all over the place saying its an adult film intended for adults and that’s why it’s ok to have Gaalis. Now even the AIB Knockout Roast was a show for adults and it was on youtube where one can either to choose to watch it or not. Karan Johar made it clear at the start of the show itself that “Some foul and horrific language will be used. If you are easily offended or even really difficultly offended then you should leave right now”.
Aamir bizarrely calls the comedy show a violent event. This is what he said. “I felt it was a very violent event. There was lot of violence in that event. Dekhiye violence sirf physical nahi hota ke main aapko 2 joote maarun, violence verbal bhi hota hai, violence emotional bhi hota hai. Jab aap kisi ko insult karte ho, toh aap violence perpetuate kar rahe ho. Aap ek bahut violent cheez kar rahe ho aur aap duniya ko dikha rahe ho ke dekho main kitna violent hun. Toh mujhe wo cheezen pasand nahi hain ke main aapko violence dikhaun chaahe wo physical ho aur usko main aapko bataun ke wo kitne kamaal ka hai, I don’t like it.”
Now this is the same Aamir Khan who had starred in the violent movie Ghajini. He had no issues showing all the physical violence in Ghajini but apparently verbal “insults” are “very violent” and should not be shown. He was perfectly fine with all the verbal insults and abuses in Delhi Belly and had not called them “violent” back then.
And Aamir apparently did not find this Chatur’s Speech from his movie 3 Idiots “violent” with jokes on rape aka “Balatkar”.
He goes on to say “Kisi ke rang pe comment karna, kisi ke sexuality pe comment karna aur usko joke banana aur main aapke saath hasun, mujhe toh hasi nahi aarahi bhai isme.”
According to Aamir its wrong to comment on somebody’s color or sexuality and joke about it. Fine. But what about making fun of somebody’s accent which his character did in 3 Idiots? What about making fun of somebody’s flatulence? Chatur’s flatulence was made fun of throughout the whole movie. One can’t be selective about who/what one can be made fun of and who/what cannot be made fun of. If its wrong to make fun of someone’s color or sexuality then its not ok to make fun of someone’s height/weight and so on. Any one who laughs at Sardar jokes or Blonde jokes should not complain about jokes on color/sexuality.
“Aur 25 gaaliyan deke aap soch rahe ho ke main impress hojaunga, gaaliyon se impress hone ki umar meri nikal chuki hai ke main 14 saal ka nahi hun ke main gaali sunke hasunga ha ha ha gaali di usne. I am not impressed by a bad language.”
May be he should have used this advice for Delhi Belly because it wasn’t even half as funny as AIB’s roast despite using all those Gaalis. Now if Aamir says that he is “not impressed by bad language” and if he thinks only 14 year olds laugh at “gaalis” then why did he need “gaalis” in Delhi Belly, a comedy for Adults?
“Aap agar mujhe hasana chahte ho toh aap bagayr kisi ko chot pahuchaye aap mujhe hasake dekho toh mujhe mazaa aayega usme.”
Some people were hurt with the Lord Shiva scene from his last movie PK but he was defending the scene and the movie back then using the rising box office collections. Wasn’t that scene also there for cheap laughs? He should have had Raju Hirani delete that scene and every other scene that anyone complained of hurting their sentiments. Why did he not do that?
He says with Delhi Belly they had applied for a Adults certificate so its ok. But then AIB was also for Adults and was on you tube with a warning by Karan Johar. To his credit he does say that he is against banning and that lynching AIB is wrong.
Here is the ad of Delhi Belly where even Aamir abuses which is beeped out.
Here is the video of Aamir telling “Don’t Watch Delhi Belly, If You Can’t Stand Abuses”.
Its completely fine if Delhi Belly or AIB Roast have Gaalis or abuses as both are intended for adults and one can watch them only if they want to. But what about the Bhaag DK Bose song which was played everywhere from TV channels/Radio to malls/shops and street corners at all times without being beeped? When some interviewer asked about the abuse “Bose DK” in the song Aamir termed it as a “technical issue”.
Now coming to AIB which did the actual roast they did not have the balls to stand up for their stand up comedy or roast. They shamelessly and spinelessly removed the video from you tube and then apologized to the Archdiocese of Bombay. If AIB did not believe that what they were doing was right then they should have not have done that in the first place.
The late George Carlin who is arguably the greatest stand up comic ever was arrested for his routine of “Seven Words You Can’t Say on Television” back in the 70s but unlike AIB he did not apologize. Instead he did the same routine again as can be seen here. That’s how you stand up for something you believe in.Tags: Aamir Khan Arjun Kapoor Articles Exclusive Karan Johar