AIB is a group of stand-up comedians, who organized a Roast - an event of insult comedy in Mumbai in December 2014.

It was a charity comic event where Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar and a panel of comedians 'grilled' actors Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor on their personal and professional lives.

A three-part video of the show went viral after being uploaded on YouTube on January 28, and ever since, it has courted controversy.

Balki finds nothing wrong in the video."My theory on all these things is very simple if you can sell cigarettes, you should not ban them, you should not ban advertising them and you should not give a statutory warning, and then keep on selling cigarettes.

"In the same way, if you can use a bad word ... as friends, we are using bad words and you (people are) quite okay with that, it's fun," the 'Shamitabh' director said at an event here on Wednesday.

"They were (the AIB team) having fun, they were not abusing anybody else. I don't think you should take all these thing too seriously because there are too many issues in the country and we should focus on them," he added.

The AIB Knockout clips were pulled down on Tuesday by AIB after Maharashtra Education and Culture Minister Vinod Tawde ordered a probe following complaints about the below-the-belt contents of the programme.

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