Aamir Khan Slams Use Of Sex And Violence In Films In An Old Video, Amid Controversy Around 'Animal'

In an old clip, Aamir Khan talked about the use of sex and violence in films and revealed why directors do so. His video is going hugely viral amid the ongoing controversy around the film, 'Animal'.


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Aamir Khan Slams Use Of Sex And Violence In Films In An Old Video, Amid Controversy Around 'Animal'

Ranbir Kapoor starrer, Animal is breaking all the records at the box office, and the audience is going bonkers. After the release of Animal, a section of society also criticised the director, Sandeep Vanga Reddy, for portraying violence, toxic masculinity, and bold content in the film. Amid all this, an old video of actor, Aamir Khan, has surfaced online, wherein he is seen talking against the use of sex and violence in films as these emotions are very easy to provoke the audience. 

Aamir Khan slams the use of sex and violence in films in an old clip

In the clip, Aamir Khan opened up about the use of sex and violence in films and said that such content can provoke the audience very easily. Reflecting on the same, he mentioned that if directors fail to create a powerful story, show emotions and create situations that appeal to the audience, they tend to depend heavily on violence and sex to make their films work. In his words:

"There are a few emotions jo bohut easy hote hain audience mein provoke karne k liye. These emotions are... violence is one of them and sex is another. These are two emotions which are most easy to provoke in a human being. If the directors are not so talented in creating a story, in showing emotions and creating situations, they tend to depend heavily on violence and sex to make their films work."

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Aamir Khan on how violent content harms society

Speaking along the same lines, Aamir shared that though such films become successful at the box office, they greatly harm society. The actor also mentioned that people working in the medium of cinema are morally responsible for it. However, he also stated that he never emphasises on eliminating violence from the film altogether, but there are ways of showing it. He also added:

"They think, 'If we add a lot of sex and violence in films then it will be successful'. To me, it is wrong thinking. They might be successful by doing this but it harms society very much. And I think that's very wrong. I think we are morally responsible, those of us who are working in the medium of cinema. They are definitely, if not to a large extent, to a certain extent responsible. The audience and youngsters who watch our film, there is an impact on them...I'm not saying, 'There should be no violence in films'. It depends on the subject. There are ways of showing it."

Netizens' reaction to Aamir Khan's old video

Reacting to the video, one user penned, "Agreed. We need the Aamir brand of cinema back (and not the Thugs Of Hindustan crap, the ones like Dangal or PK or even Talaash). Hopefully Dunki is similar". Another user praised Aamir for his statement and commented, "Mr Perfectionist for a reason". Meanwhile, a third comment can be read as "Aamir looks good here. Bollywood owes a lot to him for making sensible movies."

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Check out the video here.

Aamir Khan's professional journey

There is no denying that Aamir Khan is one of the most talented actors in Bollywood. Being hailed as 'Mr. Perfectionist' of the Hindi film industry, the actor has carved his name in the hearts of millions, courtesy of his power-packed performances in blockbuster films. Aamir made his acting debut with the film, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak in 1988. And since then, he never looked back. The actor went on to work in popular films like Dangal, 3 Idiots, Laal Singh Chaddha, PK, Taare Zameen Par, Ghajini, Dhoom 3 and many more.


What are your views about Aamir Khan's old video? Let us know.

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