Kangana Ranaut had recently said that Aamir Khan may have started the negative comments against his own film and could be the mastermind behind the boycott Laal Singh Chaddha trend on Twitter. Now, the film’s director Advait Chandan has reacted to rumours that ‘people were being paid to troll Aamir’.
On Monday, the filmmaker took to Instagram Stories and appeared to taking a jibe at Kangana Ranaut, and others, who said trolls were hired to create a buzz around Laal Singh Chaddha. “I am told there are people being paid to troll Aamir Sir. This is deeply upsetting to hear and it’s outright unfair. Why have I been trolling him for free?” Advait wrote as he shared the hashtag ‘Pay Every Troll’.
Laal Singh Chaddha director Advait Chandan reacted to rumours that ‘people were being paid to troll Aamir Khan’
Laal Singh Chaddha stars Aamir Khan in the titular role alongside Kareena Kapoor, Mona Singh and Naga Chaitanya. The film is an official Hindi remake of the 1994 Hollywood film Forrest Gump that starred Tom Hanks in the lead role. The upcoming film made headlines after the hashtag ‘Boycott Laal Singh Chaddha’ started trending on Twitter.
Following this, a section of social media users said that trolls were being paid to garner attention for the film. The boycott trend against Laal Singh Chaddha began after Aamir Khan’s 2015 interview, where he said that his then-wife Kiran Rao had suggested they move out of India because of ‘growing intolerance’, resurfaced and caught attention on social media. Laal Singh Chaddha is set for an August 11 theatrical release.
Reacting to the boycott trends, Aamir had recently asked fans to give his film a fair chance. Aamir Khan had told news agency: “I feel sad also because a lot of people who are saying this in their hearts believe I am someone who doesn’t like India… In their hearts they believe that… And that’s quite untrue. I really love the country… That’s how I am. It is rather unfortunate if some people feel that way. I want to assure everyone that it’s not the case so please don’t boycott my films, please watch my films.”
Recently, Kangana Ranaut had claimed that Aamir Khan himself had orchestrated the trend around boycotting Laal Singh Chaddha. Sharing a note on her Instagram Stories, Kangana wrote “I think all the negativity around the upcoming release Laal Singh Chadda is skillfully curated by mastermind Aamir Khan Ji himself. This year, no Hindi films have worked (barring one exception of a comedy sequel) only south films deeply rooted in Indian culture or with local flavour have worked. A Hollywood remake would have not worked anyway.”
Kangana added in her note, “But now they will call India intolerant, Hindi films need to understand the pulse of audiences it’s not about being a Hindu or Muslim. Even after Aamir Khan ji made Hinduphobic PK or called India intolerant, he gave the biggest hits of his life. Please stop making it about religion or ideology. It takes away from their bad acting and bad films.”