When Aamir Khan checked with son Junaid about profanities used in Delhi Belly


If given a choice to pick one thing for your kid – either abuse or murder someone, I’d prefer my kid to abuse, rather than kill,” Imran said. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd

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Today, Delhi Belly remains a one-of-its kind adult comedy in Bollywood. Today marks the tenth anniversary of the bold dark comedy, which revolved around three millennials caught in a web of gangsters, mixed-up couriers and bowel problems. Aamir, who did a special song “I Hate You Like I Love You” in the film, added, “To make an adult film, you need a lot of guts. “I agree that this film has explicit language. People never protest against these violent films. Speaking to Rajat Sharma in Aap Ki Adalat, the actor said that abuse is any day better than showing bloodshed. Written by Mimansa Shekhar
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Updated: July 1, 2021 9:12:01 pm

Delhi Belly released on July 1, 2011. The background, lifestyle and personality of these boys make such language look natural. “Writer Akshat Verma wrote the dialogues according to the characters and how they’d speak. The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards. But I’d like to say, we make so many films every year where people kill each other. Delhi Belly found many takers as it depicted Delhi’s underbelly in a first-of-its-kind manner. The story needs to be good and liked.”

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Directed by Abhinay Deo and produced by Aamir Khan, the film also starred Vir Das, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Poorna Jagannathan, Shenaz Treasurywala and Vijay Raaz. It also raised eyebrows with its unique execution, explicit language and quirky music. I checked with my 18-year-old son (Junaid) and he said he’s been hearing such words since school. I feel it is better to use bad words than to kill someone. Produced by Aamir Khan, Delhi Belly also starred Vir Das and Kunaal Roy Kapur in the lead roles. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. The producer knows half of the audience isn’t going to watch it. Even when I was in school, there were people around me who used this language,” Aamir said. These are superficial things. (Photo: UTV Motion Pictures)
Actor Imran Khan might be MIA, but his film Delhi Belly is still remembered to this day. Many called out the film for being ‘over the top’ and using abusive language and sex in an attempt to lure in young viewers.https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png
During one such instance, Imran Khan talked about the backlash regarding the explicit dialogues in Delhi Belly. The profanities made several headlines at the time and the cast had to continually defend the film. Though I don’t think films work on abuses, sex nor violence. In the same interview, Imran’s uncle and producer Aamir Khan added how he was convinced that the target audience of Delhi Belly would appreciate such colloquial dialogues.