Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has apologised to those who may have been offended by his last film PK saying there was no intention by the makers to hurt religious sentiments of anyone.
The film, which received rave reviews and set the box office on fire, earned the ire of several groups, who claimed PK hurt the sentiments of the people. The film took a dig at godmen and religious practices.
Aamir, 49, who has since kept mum on the issue said neither he nor the makers had any intention to hurt religious sentiments. “The film has been loved by the majority. Personally I want to say I feel bad if I hurt a single person... that was not my intention at all. What we wanted to tell we told that because it was an important point. But I want to apologise if I hurt people,” Aamir said at the DVD launch of PK.
After its release on December 19 last year, PK ended up becoming the biggest grosser in Bollywood and Aamir said the film’s success is unbelievable. “Yes, we never expected this business. When we make a film with such effort and hard work and when people connect to the film emotionally you feel so good and fulfilled,” he said.
“Roughly the net collection in India is around Rs. 340 crore and overseas is Rs. 170 crore. So the net business is over Rs. 500 crore and the gross may be Rs. 600-650 crore,” Aamir added. The film’s producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra and director Rajkumar Hirani also attended the event. Chopra said it was a very emotional moment for him to see the film do so well.
“We are actually pushing our limits, with every film we do we try to make new grounds. We almost spent almost five years to make this film and another six-seven months in the editing room perfecting every scene. This DVD is very precious,” Chopra said.
Hirani said that the DVD is a treat for fans as several scenes which were initially removed from the final film have been included now. “This is the first time that I had deleted scenes in a film. Now when we watch them (deleted scenes) we realised those scenes were funny but because of the length we could not include it,” Hirani said.
PK also starred Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjay Dutt and Boman Irani.