Actress Rani Mukerji recently said that she will send her film MARDAANI to the censor board for re-certification. The actress wants to show the film on female trafficking to children who are above 12 years. However, her GHULAM co-star Aamir Khan feels that the film isn’t suitable for kids.
The actor said, "There are some words in the film that I would not my children to see (or listen). This is my personal opinion. It's a film that I would not want young children to watch because of the language used. I also feel that very small children should not feel violence of this kind. There is a shot of a finger being cut in the film. It’s not shown though. I don’t want an eight year old child to see that."
The 49-year-old actor added, "Rani may have a different opinion and I respect Rani very highly. She’s a very close friend of mine. I have seen the film and it does have a certain amount of violence. In fact, I feel that we have become so insensitive towards children that we show them anything. I am not talking about MARDAANI but of many other films. The most absurd things are sometimes shown in a U film or U/A film. I can’t believe my eyes to see how such things are shown in a U or U/A film. I feel we should be much more careful to the kind of violence we are exposing our children to. That’s very important."
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Aamir feels he has some responsibility towards his audience. "I completely believe in freedom of speech. I am a creative person myself. But I also believe I have a responsibility towards what I am showing my children and to what age group I am exposing what thing to. Yes there is an argument today that everything is on the net and no matter what age you are, you can see what you want. I understand that but I have to fulfil my responsibility. I am not the one who can comment about what can be seen on the internet or not. I don’t want to show my child something so I would not want other children also to see it. I genuinely feel that children need to have a space where they grow freely without violence being shoved down their throat in the huge doses that we sometimes do."
Aamir Khan was present at the launch of 'Satyamev Jayate: Season 3' which starts on 21st September.