Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hypocrisy has a new identity.

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During my teen years, I was such a die-hard fan of Aamir Khan that I had posters of him on my bedroom walls. It was a magical time before bad boys became cool, so yeah we liked chocolate boys then, the ones with pink lips and lesser facial hair than a new born baby. Aamir kept doing his goofy acts Mills & Boon romance and slapstick comedy and all the girls were happy. Slowly but steadily, a strange wind of social reform blew over him and there was no turning back. Aamir Khan got enlightened under the game changing tree of Bollywood when he realized that his role in this world is to impose his opinion on a nation he thought had no persona of its own.

I don’t distinctly remember when I stopped being a fan because his focus was diverted and with each passing day he looked more and more like some sort of a Bharat Ratna wannabe.
Meanwhile, in a parallel but steady track, SRK was scoring with his signature pose and coy smiles and like millions of girls in India, I shifted loyalties too. Well, what did you expect I did not sign some kind of YRF contract with Aamir Khan fan club. Aamir Khan's opinions and his movies with morals kept instilling in our nation, a feeling that he is an intellectual. Everyone else who made movies for entertainment looked like complete morons.

When he wore only a transistor in the poster of PK, he was getting into the skin of his character, but he is entitled to his royal opinion about Sunny Leone who usually wears more clothes than him. He did a whole movie about idol worship and thinks he can change an entire nation, its ancestors and a religion that was born a million years ago.

I did not like PK for two reasons. One, it was preachy. Two, I don’t care about what Aamir Khan thinks about my religion; so why like a movie that propagates Aamir Khan’s opinions and enhanced lips?

Basically everyone is entitled to their opinions. Aamir Khan voiced his utterly hypocritical view on AIB roast as well. Next thing you know he will make a movie about humor that is not his type. I watched the three videos of AIB at least three times each. I shared it to everyone I knew who’d appreciate a good laugh. But my opinion on MY blog after watching each of the videos three times is nothing like Aamir Khan, the self-proclaimed voice of young middle aged India judging it without even watching it once. If Monica Geller’s parents can coin the term ‘pull a Monica’ we have every right to call ridiculous hypocrisy ‘pull an Aamir Khan’.

The house maid who does not turn up regardless of giving a speech earlier about how she never misses work, the friend who betrays after building up a lot of trust, that girl who scores record breaking marks despite promising that she dint even open her book, the girlfriend who cheats after threatening her boyfriend of dire consequences if he cheats on her – are all different shapes of Aamir Khan.


How to deal with the Aamir Khans in our lives, you ask? Let’s take a hint from Shah Rukh Khan. IGNORE and keep doing what you are doing. It is pretty much working for him; I think it should work for us too.    

12 comments:

  1. I agree entirely. His stand was pure hypocrisy, especially when he tries a defense on earlier movies like Delhi Belly claiming he applied for a adult license. The songs were freely available all over the television... but even that isnt the point. If he found the jokes in his own movie funny then though they were vulgar, how can you suddenly claim to be morally hurt watching this - a show where the people getting insulted had no problem.
    I thought it was a good thing that we were finally following in Comedy Central's tradition of roasts... sadly, India proved me wrong and badly disappointed me with the way this was handled.

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    1. Exactly ! Even our superstars dont have a sense of humor. What a tragedy !

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  2. I don't understand how an intelligent man like him made a comment like that? He should have kept his views to himself!! When I heard the 'news', I couldn't tolerate the man for more than 10 seconds. He used words like 'maine Karan Johar ko daanta'!!!!!!
    I think he's done some very good work. Satyam Jayate is something really commendable. Only if he kept his sanity for that one particular interview... uff!!

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    1. I know... But now I dont think he is so intelligent after all !

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  3. Given his track record of picking up offbeat storylines for his movies, one has come to associate him with quality. The problem is, he has started fancying himself as harbinger for change post Satyamev Jayate.

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    1. Correct ! He does not realize that this messiah-of-the-nation role does not suit him...AT ALL !

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  4. I wonder who was that genius who decided to ask Aamir Khan's opinion all of a sudden? It was no unwanted.

    I watched those videos many times too and absolutely loved it. Being the honest fool that I am I loved the show for being oh so true. Every joke and every sentence actually made sense and was reeking off the truth. It was very difficult to come out and say all that. But yeah, the catholic jokes did not humor me much. All in all it was a fun show.

    Aamir is like the Buddha of bollywood, who suddenly decided to wake up one day and change the world. I think he should just stick to movies and not bother much about what others are doing. He wants to save the nation with his 'Athithi Devo Bhava' ads and 'Satyamev Jayate' it is fine. As long as he doesn't poke his nose and those alien ears in somebody else' business.

    See, that's why I love ShahRukh Khan :D

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    1. Correct ! Thats why I like Shah Rukh :D Aamir should revisit those Andaz Apna Apna memories and understand why people liked him in the first place.

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  5. I neither like him or hate him or think that he is a hypocrite. Most of us are not really honest when we take a stand in public. He would be a hypocrite if he did not approve of it but supported it for the sake of Karan and his other Bollywood friends. As for PK, it is a matter of a different discussion.

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    1. I have stopped liking him too. We are ordinary citizens allowed to be hypocrites. But the voice of the nation cannot be so obvious in being hypocritical. He should have played safe. :D
      Yeah PK is subject to a lot of debates. Not here :D

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  6. I dont care about the AIB..I dont care about Aamir. Call me ignorant or someone without an opinion, but the fact is I am tired with the world going on n on about something that was just a youtube video and someone who just gave an opinion, even if it was bullcrap.
    P.S- I like SRK too. :D I didnt like PK too!

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    1. :-o Did you just call my blog bullcrap ? Boohooooo :-(

      I love SRK too ! We all should learn from him how to mind one's own business !

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