The film will release on Eid 2016, the same day as Salman Khan's "Sultan". Photo…
Mumbai(TNN): That Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan are professional rivals is a fact that most of their fandom is aware of. However, when something as inane as a ban on a film comes up, all rivalry is pushed aside – that’s what Shah Rukh has proven, by speaking up for the film PK.
When asked about the PK controversy, speaking to a leading daily, SRK said, “I think films once censored shouldn’t be questioned. Films in India have to undergo a rigorous censor, and once that’s done, it’s officially passed. Yes, there will always be people who have issues, but they shouldn’t take it into the system where the whole idea of censorship stretches to the extent of being banal. That goes against the logic of censorship. A team of good thinking people from films feel that a film is not controversial, not troublesome, will not evoke any kind of negativity and is fit to be consumed by people. I think they are the ultimate authority, and give that much value to it. I know a lot of people have very radical ideas about censorship, but theirs is the final say.”
Rajkumar Hirani’s PK, which hit the theatres on December 19, ran into a lot of controversy following its release. While some Hindu right wing groups demanded a ban on the film, several places witnessed protests and tearing down of the film posters. However, in the entire hullabaloo, Aamir Khan’s PK made a business of more than 300 crores.