Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan and Kamal HaasanVarinder Chawla

Bollywood star Aamir Khan won appreciation recently when the actor publically apologised to South Indian star Kamal Haasan while speaking at FICCI Frames, a conclave of professionals from various sections of media, held in Mumbai.

Aamir said that he is sorry that he could not extend his support to Kamal when his movie "Vishwaroopam" faced a ban.

"It is really unfortunate what happened with Mr Kamal Haasan, and I feel ashamed to say that at that point of time I was lost in my work. But, as an industry this is a time that we have to come together and stand by each other. I want to apologize to you publically for the fact that I wasn't there at that time. I read about it much later and felt bad that you had to go through that and we were not there with you," said Aamir Khan.

Aamir Khan, who was talking about the issue of censorship and banning of creative works, said that it is unfortunate that such situations occur. He also added that he is totally against banning any material and said that commenting of a film or liking it or not like it is an individual's prerogative. [See Photos of Kamal Haasan and Aamir Khan at Inaugural Function of FICCI Frames]

He also pointed out that it is really sad when certain groups resort to violence and take law in to their hands to stop a movie even after it has received its certification.

Kamal Haasan's "Vishwaroopam" faced a ban when several Muslim organisations in Chennai said that screening of the bilingual spy thriller will "affect the social harmony of the state". However, the movie was released and went on to become one of the biggest box office successes for Kamal.


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Posted by NDTV on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

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