Celebrities around the globe are known for their vulnerability. It happens quite a lot of times when stars are known for their controversial and scandalous statements rather than their movie performances but that's not the case with both these superstars- Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan.
There was a time when Aamir was quite upfront about his views and opinions, Aamir had made headlines for taking a dig at Shahrukh by calling his pet by his name, Aamir, in that case, didn't even spare Amitabh Bachchan whom he shared screen space in his last release 'Thugs Of Hindostan'.
Aamir had called Amitabh Bachchan's acting in 'Black' "over-the-top". Big B had also responded to Aamir in a similar vein and said that his performance perhaps went "over-the-top of his (Aamir's) head." After Aamir Khan commented on Amitabh Bachchan's film Black, the two actors apparently got embroiled in a war of words. Aamir also said that the film showed no sympathy for the handicapped person. Big B iterated saying that Lagaan also showed a handicapped person playing cricket. So, how can Aamir accuse him?
Aamir Khan showed disagreement over the film
''I thought I was watching a rip off of Taming Of The Shrew! I take great exception to this kind of behaviour towards children being glorified and propagated through a popular mass medium as the way to deal with children with or without difficulties. I, without any hesitation, strongly condemn this kind of cinema no matter who is involved with the film, and that includes me if I ever have in the past, present or future made such an error of judgement.''
'I found black to be extremely manipulative'
Later, Aamir, in an interview to Mumbai Mirror said of Black, ''I didn't like the film. I found it very insensitive, it sends out very wrong signals. It was extremely manipulative. I could see the effort in the manipulation, and the art of the director is in not letting you see the manipulation.''
How can you leave the child alone with an alcoholic person
''The sensibility wasn't right for me, I couldn't make out if they were living in a house or a museum or a library or a church. The performances were over the top. Most importantly, it was about a child who had these problems, an alcoholic person comes and says you have to leave her alone with me for forty days, and he slaps her around.''
Amitabh Bachchan's perfect reply to Aamir
When Amitabh Bachchan was asked to comment on Aamir's statement, he told Mid-Day. ''If Aamir is unhappy with this, let him demonstrate otherwise. I would be keen and anxious to educate myself on any prospective change that he might introduce to cinema.''
''With due respect, all the films that he features in and that I have had the great pleasure in watching, have all adhered to the very qualities that he dislikes in Black. From using the distinct handicap, or to be politically correct, challenged condition, of a crippled human in his cricket team in Lagaan, to the 'sensitivities' of a blind girl in Fanaa.''
''He had issues, he said. He told me the film did not work for him because he disagreed with the voice-over of Rani as soon as the film started. The argument being, if the girl is deaf, dumb and blind how can she have a voice-over! To date, I have not been able to understand that remark. Maybe you can.''
''I cannot comment whether my performance was towering or not, but Aamir may be right on the other, maybe the performances did go 'over the top' of his head!'''