Aamir Khan is one of the most popular and influential actors in Indian cinema. Even at the age of 55, the actor could easily give any young star a run for their money. The actor has entertained fans for over 30 years and has been affectionately referred to as ‘Mr. Perfectionist’ for his very obsession with doing everything his way.
Laal Singh Chaddha actor also always aims to stay away from controversy, but he always has been. One of the most notable controversies concerned his 2014 film PK. Rajkumar director Hirani became the topic of the town’s conversation after the release of the infamous poster of Aamir holding a transistor to protect his modesty.
Aamir Khan dropped his pants for PK and he was apparently nothing but happy. Legal action has been taken to the Supreme Court against the actor over the poster. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleged that the poster number which was distributed everywhere is vulgar and obscene and tends to corrupt the minds of people. The complainant further claimed that the actor had committed a “shameful” act and that he should therefore immediately remove these obscene images.
However, the Supreme Court rejected the lawsuit to ban the display of posters of a naked Aamir standing on train tracks to promote the film “PK”. The court refused to intervene in cases relating to cinematic creativity.
The satirical Hindi-language sci-fi comedy-drama PK was released in 2014. The film received generally positive reviews, with praise for the performances, especially by Aamir Khan, and its portrayal of superstitions. The film won eight nominations at the 60th Filmfare Awards, taking home two.
Rajkumar Hirani’s film is the 70th highest grossing film of 2014 worldwide.
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