Boycott Laal Singh Chaddha is trending and Kangana Ranaut claims Aamir Khan is the man behind the boycott! Kareena Says Forrest Gump is Elitist and classist.
Aamir Khan, Kangana Ranaut and Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha is an official adaptation of Tom Hank's Forrest Gump. Though the run time of Laal Singh Chaddha is longer. The film is currently in a lot of controversy with boycott calls trending on social media. It all happened after clips of Aamir and Kareena from their previous interviews surfaced.
Weeks ahead of the film's release, internet users have pushed for boycotting the film using the hashtag - #BoycottLaalSinghChaddha . Responding to the trends, Aamir told ANI on Monday, “That Boycott Bollywood. .. Boycott Aamir Khan... Boycott Laal Singh Chaddha... I feel sad also because a lot of people who are saying this in their hearts believe I am someone who doesn't like India... In their hearts they believe that... And that's quite untrue. I really love the country."
Kareena had said in a recent interview that she did not have any qualms with Laal Singh Chaddha as its 'an original adaptation in a different language' and said Forrest Gump is not watched by many because its an 'Elitist kind of classist film'.
In an interview with News18 Kareena expressed that the movie is an original adaptation and 'our language and sentiments are different than theirs', she said people would see it for the story and would like it too.
Whereas on the other side Kangana Ranaut claims that Aamir Khan himself orchestrated this whole Boycott of his upcoming film.
She wrote on Instagram, “I think all the negativity around the upcoming release Laal Singh Chadda is skillfully curated by mastermind Aamir Khan Ji himself. This year, no Hindi films have 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.”
She further added, "But now they will call India intolerant, Hindi films need to understand the pulse of audiences it's not about being a Hindu or Muslim. Even after Aamir Khan ji made 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."
The film reunites Aamir with Kareena Kapoor Khan for their third film together - they earlier featured in Talaash and 3 Idiots. Laal Singh Chaddha is directed by Advait Chauhan and also features Mona Singh and Naga Chaitanya in important roles.
Laal Singh Chaddha is all set to hit the theatres on August 11. The film has been produced by Aamir Khan Productions, Kiran Rao, and Viacom18 Studios. The Laal Singh Chaddha team recently announced that the film will be available on OTT six months after its release.
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