While Bollywood has mostly spoken out in favour of AIB Knockout, Aamir Khan seems to differ from the popular opinion. During a recent press interaction, the actor said that he found the content of the show “too violent” and said he was “disappointed by it” that his friends Karan Johar and Arjun Kapoor had taken part in it.
“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,” said Khan. “I heard more about the show when Karan (Johar) and Arjun (Kapoor) told me about what transpired during the event and narrated a few dialogues. On hearing what they had to share, I must say that I was deeply affected and disappointed with it,” he added.
Although Khan said that everyone is entitled to have an opinion, he thought the video was too violent: “When you insult someone, you perpetuate violence… I don’t like it,” Khan said.
“I am not a 14-year-old that I will be impressed by cuss words. If you want to make me laugh, you will have to do that with a kind of humour that doesn’t hurt anyone.” he added.
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Despite all the backlash that AIB has faced after the edited AIB Knockout videos were unveiled online, Bollywood actors and actresses who were ridiculed at the event have been very supportive of the comedy collective.
From Alia Bhatt to Sonakshi Sinha and Deepika Padukone, many took to Twitter to say how Indians need a lesson in “not taking life so seriously”.
Johar, who is being repeatedly slammed by many for his performance during the show, also broke his silence and tweeted, “Not your cup of tea… don’t drink it!” after Censor Board member Ashoke Pandit lashed out at him on Twitter. The biggest support for AIB and Johar came from director Ram Gopal Verma, with whom Johar was involved in a tasty Twitter feud last year.
Verma tweeted, “The AIB show is final proof that India has finally come of age and I truly appreciate Karan for taking the plunge or more correctly the leap.”