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Amir Sorry to Kamal???

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As a popular saying goes, ‘It’s really easy to hurt someone, but very tough to apologize’ and Aamir Khan has done just that. He, in an open forum at the FICCI Frames 2015, publicly apologized to Kamal Haasan for ‘not standing by him when he was passing turbulent times during the release of his film Vishwaroopam in 2013’. Kamal’s movie Vishwaroopam was banned despite a clearance by CBFC due to certain religious group protests against the sensitive content in the film.
Veteran actors Kamal Haasan and Aamir Khan were at the inauguration ceremony of FICCI Frames 2015 in Mumbai yesterday. At the event, referring to the 2013 Kamal Haasan movie ‘Vishwaroopam’ that created a controversy leading to a ban, Aamir Khan said even if people don’t like certain content, banning a film cannot be justified. “I really feel ashamed that at that time I was lost in my work, but as an industry that was the time we had to come together. I apologize to you (Kamal Hassan) publicly that I wasn’t there at that time. I feel bad that we weren’t there with you. Banning a film is not right.
“I am not someone who talks about my number. That is the last thing on my mind when I am selecting a film. The day I start selecting a film on the possible commercial success, that will be the end of my creativity. I feel that commercial interest stifles growth,” he added. Aamir too had faced a similar situation after his latest release ‘PK’. Many Hindu leaders wanted to ban the movie, but the Bollywood Superstar did not fall prey for those. “Once the film has received the certification, it is the responsibility of the state to make sure that people can watch the film without any fear,” he said.
Unlike most of his peers who are driven by the box-office collections, Aamir said the numbers don’t matter to him and it is not a criteria to select a movie based on its potential commercial success. Kamal Haasan who was sitting in the front row, smiled and acknowledged it with a nod. Aamir Khan himself had faced a lot of protests by many for his films PK and Fanaa. Speaking at the interactive session post the inauguration of the event, Aamir Khan said, “I take this opportunity to apologize to you, Mr. Kamal Haasan, for not standing by you when your film was banned in 2013. I was lost in my work. But, I want to apologize to you that I wasn’t there at that time. I read about it later and felt so bad about it, that you had to go through all that. I think we all filmmakers should stand by each other in such cases and I should have supported you during those trying times.” In response, Kamal Haasan graciously accepted the apology smilingly and later, was spotted bonding with the superstar during FICCI-Frames.