Nude poster ‘key art’, says Aamir Khan

Of course, Aamir Khan wasn’t stripping down with only a vintage boombox protecting his modesty, to show off that fab bod! Speaking out amidst the barrage of intrigue and ridicule that his nude look in the poster of his upcoming film PK has spawned, the actor maintains that it was not for publicity. Calling it “key art”, he says it depicts the story of the film.

Implying that the nude poster shot of this RajkumarHirani film is not a publicity stunt, Aamirsaid, “When you (audience) will watch the film then only you will be able to understand the idea behind (the poster). But I would just like to say that the kind of filmmaker, the kind of writer Rajkumar is, he always tries to present the things, his thinking, in a unique way and that’s why I am his huge fan.”

The actor finally spoke out on the controversial PK poster at the screening of the Marathi film ‘Saturday Sunday’ on Wednesday.

To lend weight to his argument, he gave the example of the poster of one of his past productions and directorial debut, ‘Taare Zameen Par’. “In the poster of ‘Taare Zameen Par’, the child (actor Darsheel Safary) is sitting in the front on the school bench and I am sitting behind him. So it is a kind of key art…the image that tells you much about the story and so is the poster of ‘PK’.”

He went on to clarify, “This is not for publicity, not for us atleast. Infact, this poster imbibes all the elements of the film.”

A case had also been filed in a Kanpur court against Aamir, director Rajkumar Hirani and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra. They were accused of promoting nudity and vulgarity through the PK poster.

Aamir, however, is hopeful that everything will get clear once people watch the film when it releases in December. “We are getting a mixed response from the people. But I feel that when they will watch the film, their doubts will get cleared,” he maintained. ‘PK’ also features actor Sanjay Dutt, Anushka Sharma and Sushant Singh Rajput.

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