Ekta Kapoor has responded to calls to boycott Aamir Khan’s latest film, Laal Singh Chaddha, even calling him a “soft ambassador.” Laal Singh Chaddha, directed by Advait Chandan, is the Hindi remake of the 1994 Hollywood film Forrest Gump. (Also read: Laal Singh Chaddha box office day 5 collection: movie may close next week)
Laal Singh Chaddha had a dismal run at the box office and couldn’t even cross 50 crore in its opening weekend, which lasted more than five days, thanks to the holiday release. The film was released on August 11 and could have taken advantage of the Raksha Bandhan and Independence Day holidays, which were clubbed along with the weekend. However, it wrapped up the first weekend in a 46 million.
Speaking of the boycott calls, Ekta told Navbharat Times: “It is so strange that we are boycotting the very people who have given the best of business in the industry. All Khans in the industry (Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan), and “Aamir Khan especially are legends. We cannot boycott them. Aamir Khan can never be boycotted, the soft ambassador Aamir Khan cannot be boycotted.”
Prior to the film’s release, social media was abuzz with boycott calls against Laal Singh Chaddha. A Delhi lawyer has even filed police charges against Aamir Khan, Paramount Pictures (producers) and several others for allegedly ‘disrespecting the Indian military and hurting Hindu feelings’ in Laal Singh Chaddha. The film also features Kareena Kapoor, Mona Singh and Naga Chaitanya in key roles.
Responding to the boycott calls, Aamir had said at a press conference prior to the film’s release that he regrets having hurt anyone “in any way,” and added that he would respect their feelings if anyone saw the film. don’t want to see. However, he added that a lot of people have worked hard for the film and that’s why he would love it if people watch the film and like it.