After gaining lot of momentum for its unique format, the roast of celebrities in India, AIB Knockout found itself in the middle of a controversy when ‘guardians’ of Indian culture raised their voices against the show and got the video content pulled out from the internet. While many fellow Bollywood celebrities extended their support towards the show and expressed their angst over the drastic steps being taken against AIB, Aamir Khan had a different opinion.
In a recent media event, Aamir Khan not only expressed his displeasure over the AIB Knockout but also claimed it to be ‘disturbing’, ‘violent’ and ‘unfunny’. He also mentioned that Karan Johar, Arjun Kapoor and the others who participated in the ‘roast’ have certain kind of responsibility that they did not abide by.
However, his comments did not go down well with many in the film fraternity and one of them was Pooja Bhatt. The actress turned producer, following her father’s footsteps, is very vocal about her opinions and never minces words. Keeping up with her image, Pooja expressed her disappointment over Aamir Khan’s statements and called him a ‘hypocritical, self-styled moralist’ whom people should be afraid of, adding that such people are the most injurious to the society. Reminiscing about the days when Aamir Khan had produced Delhi Belly which received flak for the song ‘Bhaag D K Bose‘, Pooja continued to criticize Aamir’s double standards. The film in question is filled with expletives and is struggling with the censor board for a satellite release in India for its adult content. However, then Aamir Khan had claimed that he had given enough warnings to the audience about the film and had asked them to give it a thought before getting their children or allowing them to hear or view the content of Delhi Belly. Pooja also mentioned the almost nude poster of Aamir Khan for PK claiming that it ‘had put Sunny Leone to shame’.
Besides Pooja Bhatt, extending his support to the fellow stand up comedians was Russell Peters, the globally renowned Indo-Canadian stand-up comedian. Russell too firmly criticized Aamir Khan’s comments, stating that this so-called artist has not even seen the show and that he sould shut up and should take care of his own business.