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Unjust Humanity
Virag
Men's Rights Organizations miffed with Aamir over his obscene pic in PK 04 August, 2014
Some people just don't seem to learn. Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is one of them who keeps on displaying his arrogance and adamancy time and again.

After a much hyped boycott of his movie 'Talaash' by Save Indian Family Foundation- a men's rights organization over anti-male remarks by Aamir in his show "Satyamev Jayate", once again Aamir has managed to upset organizations fighting for men by posing almost nude for the promotional poster of his upcoming Bollywood flick titled "PK".

One look at the picture and the first word that one utters is "Disgusting". He is standing wearing nothing but a transistor covering his private part. While there are many who are making fun of this poster, some even going to the extent of suggesting that PK stands for "Porn Khan", however, men's rights organizations are more serious about their objections to the poster.

It objectifies men and is a blot on the dignity of men. It's extremely sad that Aamir, being a man himself is constantly lowering the dignity of men using his star power. He was the one who was talking loud about a woman's dignity in his show Satyamev Jayate and now he is the same person who has belittled the dignity of men by posing almost nude.

This is unbecoming of a star of a stature of Aamir and when millions of youngsters in the country look up to him as their role model. Tomorrow, if an ordinary man gets beaten up by a mob for obscenity in his bid to copy Aamir, will Aamir take responsibility for this?

We are observing that film stars are getting overtly irresponsible and casual about the huge burden of public image they carry and are just giving in to the gravity in stooping low to promote their movie to attract audience with cheap attention mongering tactics.

Whether it this almost nude act of Aamir or the Kick song sequence of "Jumme ki raat hai" where Salman takes the extremely short dress of Jacqueline Fernandez in his mouth, it's all about setting a wrong trend and validating unacceptable social behavior.

The key question is, if tomorrow young and adolescent boys ape the same without understanding the gravity of the situation and get punished for it; who exactly is going to take responsibility for this ill-education happening in the name of entertainment.

It's not entertainment. Its cheap marketing tactics adopted by movies and its time the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting steps in and sets some guidelines for streamlining content being shipped in the name of entertainment.

Coming back to this disgusting poster of Aamir Khan, I would like to ask a pertinent question to the civil society- "What would have been the reaction had there been such indecent projection of a woman wearing almost nothing?"

And the next question I would like to place is- "Do not men have any semblance of dignity in the society?" Just because, it's a man, is anything acceptable?

While these questions get answered, we demand that the poster of PK taken down and Aamir Khan and Raj Kumar Hirani tender unconditional apology for vilifying the dignity and modesty of men.

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About The Author
Virag R Dhulia, a software professional, has been a prominent men's rights activist. He has been engaged in creating awareness about the abuse of men and their families through anti-male and gender biased laws like Section 498A, Domestic Violence Act etc. He has been instrumental in networking with fellow men's rights activist both across India and abroad and has played key roles in organizing events to create awareness about abuse of men by the society. A book titled, 'The Secrets of Manhood' authored by Virag has been published. This book is a collection of short articles which focus on issues and problems faced by men and how men are victims of social stereotypes.
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