Celebs’ Flak Piles On Aamir’s Laal Singh Chaddha

| Updated: 13 August, 2022 7:49 pm IST

Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha opened to poor response at the box office amid the boycott campaign against it on social media. The official remake of Hollywood’s Forrest Gump has garnered only Rs 19 crore in India in the first two days. The reviews of the movie are mixed and it’s hurtling towards becoming a flop.

The boycott campaign against Aamir’s film largely stems from the fact that the actor had called India an “intolerant” country in 2015 and revealed that his then-wife Kiran was thinking of leaving the country. A section of people is also miffed with the actor because of the portrayal of Hindu Gods in his 2014 movie PK, which was directed by Rajkumar Hirani.

Owing to these reasons, a massive campaign was unleashed on social media to boycott his movie. Though most of the industry people have either remained tight-lipped on the issue, a few Bollywood personalities have openly derided Aamir and his film.

According to actress Kangana Ranaut, the entire negative campaign against Laal Singh Chaddha has been orchestrated by Aamir himself to absolve himself from the failure of the film.

“I think all the negativity around Laal Singh Chadha is skillfully curated by mastermind Aamir Khan Ji himself. This year, no Hindi film has worked (barring one exception of a comedy sequel). Only South films, deeply rooted in Indian culture or with local flavour, have worked. A Hollywood remake would have not worked anyway. But now they will call India intolerant,” she said.

“Hindi films need to understand the pulse of audiences. It’s not about being a Hindu or Muslim. Even after Aamir Khan ji made a Hinduphobic PK or called India intolerant he gave the biggest hits of his life. Please stop making it about religion or ideology. It takes away from their bad acting and bad films,” Kangana opined.

Former England cricketer Monty Panesar called the movie “a disgrace to Sikhs” and used the hashtag #BoycottLalSinghChadda on Twitter to register his protest. Forrest Gump fits in the US Army because the US was recruiting low IQ men to meet requirements for the Vietnam War. This movie is a total disgrace to Indian Armed Forces, Indian Army and Sikhs. Disrespectful. Disgraceful,” he tweeted.


Director Vivek Agnihotri, who helmed superhit The Kashmir Files, also took a sly dig at Aamir and his film. “Forget the quality of a film, when 60-year-old heroes are desperate to romance 20-30-year- old girls, there is something fundamentally wrong with Bollywood,” he pointed out.

“Why does nobody from Bollywood raise their voice when the Kings of Bollywood boycott, ban and destroy careers of so many outsider actors, directors, writers? The day common Indians get to know the arrogance, fascism and Hinduphobia of the Dons of Bollywood, they’ll drown them in hot coffee,” Agnihotri tweeted.

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