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Arjun Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan have responded to Shabana Azmi’s comments about the bad influence item songs may have on society.

Azmi recently said that If top heroines sing I am a tandoori murgi, swallow me with alcohol (hinting at Kareena۪s Fevicol Se item number), it۪s a serious issue… don۪t they have any responsibility?۝

In response to this, Arjun told Deccan Chronicle, Everybody has their opinion, everybody is saying so many things about item numbers. Yes we have a certain amount of responsibility. But I am also an artist and this is a form of entertainment. It will be hypocritical to say that nobody likes dancing to item numbers or listening to them because at every wedding, party, night club, people of all ages dance to Fevicol Se, or Chikni Chameli or Halkat Jawaani. I am sorry if I hurt anybody۪s sentiments.۝

Adds Arjun, Everybody has an opinion but eventually you will have to be educated better… Films are not for education. Films are a reflection of society more or less because what works is what we make.۝

In that case, a man should not hold a gun,۝ says Kareena as Arjun adds, Yeah, it۪s not a laughing matter to hold a gun and kill people.۝

Interview extracts from Deccan Chronicle