After Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor, actor Mona Singh broke her silence over controversy surrounding her film Laal Singh Chaddha. The film has been criticized by social media users who continue to call for a boycott of the film. In response, Mona questioned the intentions of those who oppose the Aamir-Khan film. (Read also: Laal Singh Chaddha: Mona Singh, as Aamir Khan’s mother, is the strongest, best-written character in the film)
Laal Singh Chaddha was released on Thursday. Weeks before its release, the hashtag #BoycottLaalSinghChaddha started trending on Twitter. Many of the users pointed out that they are not going to watch the film because they are angry with Aamir for his previous statements about India.
When asked about the boycott trend, Mona told India Today, “I was very sad. I mean, what has? Aamir Khan done to deserve this? He is a man who has always entertained us for the past 30 years. But I was confident that the boycotts would come once they started seeing the film resonate with every Indian.”
Laal Singh Chaddha is the official Hindi remake of the 1994 Hollywood film Forrest Gump, starring actor Tom Hanks. Directed by Advait Chandan, the movie stars Kareena Kapoor as Aamir’s childhood sweetheart. Mona Singh plays his mother. The film also marked Naga Chaitanya’s Bollywood debut. Recently, the film got a shoutout from The Academy.
Despite the boycott trends, the film was appreciated by many celebrities on social media. Speaking of the criticism of the film, Aamir previously said in a media interaction: “If I hurt someone in any way, I regret it. I don’t want to hurt anyone. If someone doesn’t want to see the film, I respect their sentiment.”
The actor further asked people to watch the film. “However, I would love it if people would watch the film because it’s our labor of love. A lot of people have worked hard on this film and I hope people like it,” said Aamir.