Aamir did not find AIB Roast funny

Even as the comedy group AIB apologised to the Christians for offending their religious sentiments with its jokes, Bollywood star Aamir Khan has said he too didn’t find them “funny.”

Replying to questions from students at the Youth for Governance 2015 here on Monday, he said: “I have not yet seen the Roast but I have heard about it. I have seen a couple of clips. Karan [Johar] and Arjun [Kapoor] told me about it… I was most disappointed in what I was hearing. I don’t find it funny.”

Mr. Khan, who spoke on ‘My Rights, My Responsibility,’ said: “As a creative person, I have the liberty, but I also have the responsibility.” He felt that the event was very violent. “Violence can also be verbal or emotional.” Insulting someone amounted to perpetuating violence, he said. “Commenting on somebody’s colour, sexuality does not make me laugh. I personally have a problem with what they have done; therefore, I have not seen the show.” But he was also against any kind of “witch-hunting,” arguing that demanding a ban on the group was not the way to go.

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