“Please don’t boycott my film”: Aamir Khan on ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’

1 August, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma

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Before the release of Aamir Khan's 'Laal Singh Chaddha,' the hashtag "#BoycottLaalSinghChaddha" began trending on Twitter.

Before the release of Aamir Khan’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha,’ the hashtag “#BoycottLaalSinghChaddha” began trending on Twitter.

Apparently, some Twitter users went through the archives and dug up Aamir’s controversial “India’s growing intolerance” statement and circulated it on the micro-blogging site.

Reacting to the boycott trend, Aamir while speaking to Mumbai reporters requested people to watch his film.

“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,” Aamir quoted as a saying.

“I really love the country… That’s how I am. It is rather unfortunate if some people feel that way.I want to assure everyone that it’s not the case so please don’t boycott my films, please watch my films,” he pleaded.

This is not the first time that netizens have expressed their displeasure with the impending film. Previously, when the film’s creators released the trailer in May, the same hashtag was trending.

Talking about the controversial statement in question, in 2015, Aamir Khan said in an interview, “Our country is very tolerant, but there are people who spread ill-will”. His wife Kiran Rao also made headlines for saying that she considered leaving the country for the safety of their children.

‘Laal Singh Chaddha,’ directed by Advait Chandan, is an official Hindi remake of the Academy Award-winning 1994 film ‘Forrest Gump,’ starring Tom Hanks. It is set to be released on August 11.

The film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Mona Singh.