Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha faces protests in Punjab, UP, Delhi after online backlash
Ahead of the release of the film, ‘Boycott Laal Singh Chaddha’ was trending on Twitter where netizens lashed out at Aamir over the alleged anti-national statements he made in the past.
After the boycott trend, Aamir Khan ’s Laal Singh Chaddha has been embroiled in fresh protests. A fringe group named Shiv Sena Hind opposed the screening of the film in Jalandhar. According to a report, the protesters addressed Aamir as anti-Hindu and tried to stop the theatrical screening. While another group Sikh Tal-Mel Committee defended the actor and reached there to not let anyone stop the movie.
The Shiv Sena activists asserted that Aamir allegedly insulted Hindu deities in his last movie ‘PK’, hence demanding that his movie Laal Singh Chaddha should be taken out. The protests were staged outside MBD Mall in Jalandhar, however, Sikh Tal-Mel reached there to counter them saying that it is unjustified to boycott it over a movie released eight years ago.
In Varanasi, a group of Hindu outfits accused the actor of making fun of gods and held protests to ban his movie in Uttar Pradesh. Even Sanatan Rakshak Sena raised slogans against the movie in Bhelupur. Mob protests also happened at a mall in Delhi, however, police forces already present there for a mock drill, came to the rescue.
Ahead of the release of the film, ‘Boycott Laal Singh Chaddha’ was trending on Twitter where netizens lashed out at Aamir over the alleged anti-national statements he made in the past. The actor had addressed the issue while promoting the film and urged fans to watch his film.
Speaking of Laal Singh Chaddha, the film is an Indian adaptation of Tom Hanks starrer Forrest Gump. The film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan , Naga Chaitanya, and Mona Singh. Directed by Advait Chandan and produced by Aamir Khan Productions, the film was released on August 11, on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.