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Why Laal Singh Chaddha’s boycott is trending on social media

It hasn’t been many days since Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s trailer Laal Singh Chaddhaan adaptation by Tom Hanks Forrest Gumpwas released, but it looks like her upcoming film is already attracting a bit of controversy, with social media users calling for it to be boycotted.

Why #BoycottLaalSinghChaddha is trending on social media

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Just hours after the trailer was released on Sunday, #BoycottLaalSinghChaddha started trending on Twitter, with netizens referencing old statements from the film’s leads. One of them was Aamir’s 2015 comment related to “intolerance” in India, which has also caused quite a stir in the past.

People brought back Aamir Khan’s statement that India is unsafe

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At the time, the actor had said of the rising intolerance: “As individuals, as part of this country as citizens, we read what’s happening in the papers, we see it on the news, and certainly I was alarmed. I can’t deny I was alarmed by a number of incidents.”

He also shared the opinion of his then-wife Kiran Rao, saying, “When I talk to Kiran at home, she says, ‘Shall we move out of India?’ This is a catastrophic and big statement for Kiran. She is afraid for her child. She worries about what the atmosphere will be like around us. She’s afraid to open the newspapers every day.”

Aamir later clarified that the couple had no intention of leaving the country, but nonetheless many brought back the remark from years ago.

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A few people also commented on the trailer and compared it to it Forrest Gump.

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Kareena Kapoor Khan’s comments on nepotism were also revisited

In a previous interview given after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, Kareena Kapoor Khan had shared her views on nepotism in Bollywood, citing that it was the fans that made her a star and they are free to not have any watch movie. The actress’ point of view didn’t sit well with several people and, needless to say, many reconsidered it.

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Laal Singh Chaddha is scheduled to hit theaters on August 11, 2022. As of now, the film’s cast and creators have not commented on the recent social media controversy. What do you think of the upcoming remake and the controversy surrounding it? Tell us in the comments.

Lead and Social Image Credits: Aamir Khan Productions, Viacom18 Studios

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