Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is best known as Mr. Perfectionist among his fans, rather than his name. But we couldn’t initially adjudge the cause, why almost 15,000 men boycotted the superstar’s latest released movie ‘Talaash’ and all his upcoming movies. But after going through the issue we deduced that it’s the sole impact of Khan ‘s most popular TV program ‘Satyameva Jayate’ that depicted men in a bad light. And now the issue has taken a serious turn after the release of his last released movie ‘Talaash’.
Informing the cause of such antagonism, one of the founders of the Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF), Mr. Anil Kumar said, “We are protesting as we have been observing Aamir as an actor for a year now. He has portrayed anti-male agenda on his TV show and he has indulged in spreading male hatred in the society. The programme had only half-truths and was dangerous. The domestic violence issues were only one-sided. We have decided we are not going to watch Talaash or any of Aamir’s movies and not just that, we will also urge people to stay away it as well. Why doesn’t he take up real-life campaigns with other actors and really do something? We should also be against violence in movies and not just homes.”
Some sort of response was also found from Virag Dhulia, the head of Gender Studies at a men’s rights community center. “We are not against Talaash, but Aamir. We want to send out the message that he can’t portray a negative image of men. We had provided SMJ with statistics and evidence but they were not shown. Celebrities have social responsibility and they should watch what they say. So far, 12-15,000 families have boycotted the film and we will do this for all his movies until he apologises publicly to all men in the country. If he can demonise men, then what is the problem in apologising?,” he added.
Now, it’s to be seen how Aamir reacts to this situation. It’s obvious that the allegation has stained his Mr. Perfectionist image. But, it will be noteworthy to see if he apologies for his so-called mistakes or not. What you think guys? Will he?