"I am totally against banning any kind of material. When the I&B minister spoke to us, he also clarified that actually the ministry has no such list of cuss words. It's a certification board and not the censor board. It was nice to hear that," the Bollywood superstar said at Ficci-Frames, an annual jamboree of media and entertainment industry, that began on Wednesday.

There were reports that the recently appointed Censor Board chairman Pahlaj Nihalani had revived a 2003 order to ban a list of 28 objectionable or cuss words, including Bombay in any movies or documentaries.
Following public outcry, Nihalani, however, withdrew the list. Aamir Khan, who is known for stellar roles in movies like "Lagaan", "3 Idiots" and "PK" among others, said even if people don't like certain content, banning a film cannot be justified, referring to the 2013 Kamal Haasan movie "Vishwaroopam" that created a controversy leading to a ban.

"I really feel ashamed that at that time I was lost in my work but as an industry that was the time we had to come together. I apologise to you (Kamal Hassan) publicly that I wasn't there at that time. I feel bad that we weren't there with you. Banning a film is not right.

"Once the film has received the certification, it is the responsibility of the state to make sure that people can watch the film without any fear," he said.

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