Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has finally shared his take on the “Boycott Laal Singh Chaddha” trend on microblogging site Twitter. The film has been criticized on social media for comments the actor made about India a few years ago.
This led to many asking for the film to be boycotted.
According to a report by a leading news magazine, when asked if he was upset by such campaigns against his films, Aamir said it made him “sad”.
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The superstar said: “Yes, I’m sad. Also, I’m sad that some of the people saying this believe in their heart that I’m someone who doesn’t like India. In their heart they believe, but it’s not true. It’s pretty unfortunate that some people think that way. That’s not the case. Please don’t boycott my film. Please see my film.”
Laal Singh Chaddha is a remake of the Hollywood classic Forrest Gump. It also stars Kareena Kapoor and Aamir in the role of a simple, kind man originally played in Tom Hank’s iconic 1994 film.
At a recent press event, he was asked about the boycott calls when he said, “Please don’t boycott my film.”
Twitter users went to the past to dig up Aamir’s controversial statement “India’s growing intolerance” and tweet it.
In 2015, Aamir made a controversial statement in an interview. He said: “Our country is very tolerant, but there are people who spread malice”. His wife Kiran Rao also made headlines when she said she was considering leaving the country for the safety of their children.
Produced by Aamir Khan Productions, Kiran Rao and Viacom18 Studios, Laal Singh Chaddha also stars Mona Singh and Chaitanya Akkineni.
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