Aamir Khan: I feel ‘Mardaani’ does have certain amount of violence

Aamir Khan has praised Rani Mukerji's latest release 'Mardaani, but says that the film has violence and children shouldn't be exposed to such things.

By: Indo-Asian News Service | Mumbai | Published:August 28, 2014 12:24 pm
Aamir said: "There are some words in the film that I would not want my children to see. Aamir said: “There are some words in the film that I would not want my children to see.

Aamir Khan has praised Rani Mukerji’s latest release “Mardaani”, but says that the film has violence and children shouldn’t be exposed to such things.

The censor board awarded a A-certificate to “Mardaani”, which focuses on child trafficking. But Rani is trying to re-certify the film so that children above 12 years of age can view it.

When asked about the same, Aamir said: “There are some words in the film that I would not want my children to see. I also feel that very small children should not see this kind of violence. I don’t want an eight-year-old child to see that. That’s what I think.”

“I know Rani may have a different opinion. She is a close friend of mine and I respect her, but I feel the film does have a certain amount of violence,” he said.

Aamir feels that “we have become insensitive towards our children that we show them almost anything.”

“Sometimes absurd things are shown in U and U/A (certified) films… I think we have to be much more careful with the kind of violence we are exposing our children to. I have a certain responsibility towards what I am showing to my children. I have to fulfil my responsibility,” said the father of three.

The censor board has also restrained the makers from using the word “virginity” in the film, and Aamir said that he cannot comment on the issue without checking the guidelines.

“There are certain words that I don’t like my children to hear, which is why I would be sensitive to other people’s children as well. In case I want to use such words, I will make sure that it’s properly advertised as an adult film,” said Aamir who made “Delhi Belly” and promoted it as an adult comedy.

“There should be freedom of speech, and we are old enough to decide whether we want to see or not… we don’t need to censor it from them (adults).”

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    Nitesh
    Aug 28, 2014 at 8:12 am
    Aamir's Ghajini had the most gruesome violence any Bollywood movie has ever shown - how did he let it p with a UA certificate? Why didn't he insist that an A certificate be applied to it. Perhaps it was "OK" to show his daughter and son how Daddy dearest smashes skulls and gouges out eyes - but now it isn't ok for a 15 year old girl to be made aware that she CAN protect herself! Hypocrisy at its worst Aamir - you've lost all the respect I ever had for you!
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      Satyam Jagrit
      Aug 28, 2014 at 11:21 am
      Mulla ji koi toh samjhao...sau chuhe kha billi haz ko chali. Hows your PK do you have heart to feel its side effect on society.
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