[Watch] Aamir Khan’s Old Video Saying ‘Directors Who Aren’t Talented Depend On Violence’ Goes Viral Amid Animal Release
New Delhi: Amid films on toxic masculinity and violence such as Arjun Reddy, Kabir Singh, and now, Animal being made, an old video of Amir Khan has surfaced on Reddit in which the actor poignantly explains how ‘directors who aren’t that talented’ use violence as a tool to make their films successful.
Sharing his perspective on showing violence and sex in films, Aamir said, “These are a few emotions that are very easy to provoke in the audience. Violence is one of these emotions and sex is another. These two emotions are most easy to provoke in a human being. The directors who aren’t that talented in creating a story and in showing emotions and creating situations, they depend heavily on violence and sex to make their films work. They think that if they show a lot of violence and sex in the film their film will be successful. I think this is a very wrong thinking. It is possible that they get success sometimes by doing this but this harms the society very much and I think it is a wrong thing to do.”
He added, “Those who are in the cinema are morally responsible to a certain extent. The audience, youngsters who are watching us, it definitely affects their minds. We should keep this in mind when we make a film that we don’t show something that leaves a bad impact on the new generation. I don’t say that there should be no violence in films. It depends on the subject but there are ways of showing.”
As for Animal, despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, Animal is going strong at the box office. The film has surpassed the Rs 100 crore mark in India by minting Rs 129.80 crore in just two days of its release. Apart from Ranbir, the film stars Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna and Tripti Dimri in pivotal roles.