Hyderabad: While the star of Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s “Laal Singh Chadha” is preparing for its big release on August 11, Twitter has launched a hate campaign against the pan-Indian film.
An official remake of the Hollywood blockbuster “Forrest Gump”, the film marks the Bollywood debut of Telugu actor Naga Chaitanya. The film was released in October 2019 and has since experienced several delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic and has tried to avoid clashes with other big box office films. The producers have finally set the release date and are promoting the film in a big way.
So why is Twitterati angry? The hashtag #boycottlaalsinghchaddha has nearly 70,000 tweets, and people are actively trolling key players Aamir and Kareena. From Kareena’s statement on nepotism and asking people not to watch his films if they are “against Hinduism” to Aamir Khan’s controversial scenes in an old video calling for justice for the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput in his films, there are many reasons told by netizens.
“Don’t waste your money on expensive tickets to #LalSinghChaddha … instead feed a poor child. #BoycottLaalSinghChaddha (sic),” one person tweeted on Sunday.
Some people think Aamir khan don’t like India’
When the media questioned Aamir Khan about the “boycott of Laal Singh Chaddha” trend on social media, the actor said: “I feel very sad when people talk about boycotting Bollywood and Laal Singh Chaddha, Especially when people ask to boycott my films. Because I think I am in the list of people who don’t like India. But it’s not true. It’s a shame that some people like it. They seem to like it. Please don’t boycott my film. Please watch my film. Thin Layer.”
Why was the boycott of Lal Singh Chadha prevalent?
Actually, in 2015, Aamir Khan came into the limelight due to an alleged observation. He said: ‘Our country is very tolerant, but there are some people who spread hatred. Not only this, Aamir Khan’s ex-wife and director Kiran Rao said that she is contemplating leaving the country for the safety of her children. Due to this old claim, netizens call it anti-Hindu and anti-India.