Vantage point

Monday, May 29, 2006

Aamir on TV

Sreenivasan Jain hosted a show on NDTV about the Aamir Khan-Fanaa-Gujarat controversy.

Jain seems to be suffering from some kind of disease which is eating up his grey cells at an alarming rate. I know it doesn't seem possible, but every time he appears dumber than the last.

It was a pleasant surprise to see the way in which Aamir Khan put forth his point of view. Logical, concise, and calm. He was not blabbering, not playing to the gallery, and not being emotionally evasive like some of his industry-mates have been. Until now the best Bollywood could come up with in terms of a socially relevant discourse was Mahesh Bhatt. If someone as idiotic as Bhattsaab was the most cogent voice Bollywood could produce, then it comes as no surprise that an actor-turned-MP would not know what PIL means.

Aamir Khan proved how he was different from the film industry with his assertive erudition.