Aamir defends risqué content in Delhi Belly | bollywood | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Jun 24, 2017-Saturday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Aamir defends risqué content in Delhi Belly

After wife Kiran Rao’s A-certified directorial debut, Dhobi Ghat, Aamir Khan's upcoming production Delhi Belly features nephew Imran Khan mouthing expletives throughout the adult comedy. But the actor defends it as...

bollywood Updated: May 16, 2011 13:50 IST
Hiren Kotwani

Over the course of his career in Bollywood, actor-producer Aamir Khan has become synonymous with family films, from Andaz Apna Apna (1994) to Tare Zameen Par (2007). But recently, his productions seem to be targeted towards adults only. After wife Kiran Rao’s A-certified directorial debut, Dhobi Ghat, his upcoming production Delhi Belly features nephew Imran Khan mouthing expletives throughout the adult comedy. Even the song, Bhaag DK Bose, cleverly incorporates a Hindi swear word.

The actor-filmmaker minced no words during the unveiling of Delhi Belly’s promo, saying it’s a “kamina comedy.” In fact, he had even warned fans on his blog, stating: “Aamir Khan Productions is known for its inspiring, clean, family entertainment. Delhi Belly has the potential of, in a single stroke, destroying all the goodwill we have built in the last ten years.”

Interestingly, wife Kiran has shot the video of Bhaag DK Bose. “The tune is so catchy. When we heard the final track, we just loved it,” she enthuses, adding, “So we decided to have some fun and shoot a promotional video.” When asked about the track, written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and composed by Ram Sampath, Aamir retorts, “The song is for all of us – you, me, everyone – who keep getting caught in situations and have no choice but to run way from those circumstances.”

As for the loud explicit content and abundant use of English and Hindi swear words, the actor stressed on the film’s irreverence, asserting, that it’s not meant for children. “It is for people who are young at heart. Even the reviewing committee of the Censor Board enjoyed the film to the fullest,” he insists.

Quiz Pankaja Thakur, head of the Central Board of Film Certification, western region, on her reaction to the risque film and she maintains, “We’re here to review the content and classify it as per the (Cinematograph) Act. Every film has its space. When filmmakers know they’ve made a film appropriate only for adults, it’s easier for us to work.”

AamirDespite the song sounding like a Hindi cuss word, Thakur defends the decision to leave it intact, saying, "We don’t like to delete anything. In fact, we’d like the audience to see the film the way the filmmakers have made." She reiterates that the Censor Board suggests cuts "only when there’s something that will offend the sensibilities of a group in a major way."

Insisting that certification doesn’t affect viewership, Thakur opines, "Even 18-plus college crowd will watch an ‘A’ rated film with their friends if it’s good."

Bhaag dk bose aandhi aayi

Daddy mujhse bola, Tu galti hai meri
Tujh pe zindgaani, Guilty hai meri
Saabun ki shakal mein, Beta tu to nikla keval jhaag
Jhaag, Jhaag, Bhaag
Bhaag Bhaag

Oh by God lag gayi, Kya se kya hua
Dekha toh katora, Jhaanka toh kuaan
Pidhi jaisa chooha, Dum pakda toh nikla kaala naag
Naag, Naag, Bhaag

Bhaag bhaag D K Bose
D K Bose
Bhaag bhaag D K Bose

Aandhi aayi, Aandhi aayi, Aandhi aayi, Aandhi aayi
Bhaag bhaag D K Bose