Any Aamir Khan film always comes with its share of controversies. While during the release of Fanaa, it was Aamir’s comments on the Narmada controversy which led to the film being banned in Gujarat. During Rang De Basanti, some animal rights activists had protested against certain portions of the title song while during Taare Zameen Par, his comments on Amitabh Bachchan starrer Black led to a cold war between the duo. More recently during 3 Idiots the whole Chetan Bhagat controversy over who should claim credit for the story came to the forefront. Now even Aamir’s latest home production Peepli Live is in the storm of a few controversies.
Like we had earlier reported, a few farmers’ families in Vidarbha have been demanding a ban on the film for not depicting the farmers’ plight in a correct way. Besides this, a hand pump being referred to as Lal Bahadur (an obvious reference to our late Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri) has also not gone down well with two advisory panel members of the CBFC taking objection. In addition to these, some members of the media have not liked the way their fraternity has been portrayed in the film.
While the film continues its dream run at the Box Office despite these controversies, we would like to know from you- the janta janardhan– if the film has indeed not depicted the plight of farmers in rural India in the correct way and deserves to be banned? Or does the film rightly depict the real situation of rural India? You may post in your views and opinions in the comments section below: