Ever since its release, the bare-all poster of Aamir Khan's upcoming political satire "P.K." has been the talk of the town. The photo shows a well-sculpted and very nude Khan holding a radio set to cover his privates.
Celebrities may have appreciated the perfectionist's efforts, but the 'junta' had a good time creating memes on the social media. While the makers of the film were being showered with praises, the risqué content of the poster was likely to bring in criticism.
A group of women lodged a complaint to the police regarding the poster following which the talking standee of Khan's "P.K." avatar had to be taken off from Mumbai Gaiety-Galaxy theatres, the Times of India reported.
"A policeman told me that I need to remove the standee. I didn't want the situation to get out of hand and obliged. I don't understand why a star like Aamir resorted to such publicity," Manoj Desai, the theatre owner said.
The group apparently opined that such obscene images should not be displayed for public viewing. Desai continued, "Such objections are bound to be raised. I noticed that most women turn their eyes away when faced with the poster."
The controversy doesn't end there, the first look poster apparently shares stark similarity with the Portugese singer Quim Barreiros' music album released in 1973. Known for perfection and originality, this time Khan found himself in an uncharted territory. Good or bad, the film has created enough buzz for it to set the cash registers ringing this year end.
Scheduled to release on 19 December, "P.K." is a political satire directed by Rajkumar Hirani, produced by Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Siddharth Roy Kapur. It will feature Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani and Sanjay Dutt in pivotal roles.