Kangana Says ‘Mastermind’ Aamir Khan, Behind ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ Negativity
MUMBAI, (ANI) – Over the years, Kangana Ranaut has made several headlines for her statements on Bollywood and its members — especially Karan Johar and Alia Bhatt. Now, superstar Aamir Khan has also become a target of her comments.
In a recent Instagram post, Kangana claimed that Aamir himself has “curated” the trend around boycotting his upcoming ‘film Laal Singh Chaddha.’
She 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 flavor have worked. A Hollywood remake would have not worked anyway.”
The film has become the unwilling center of controversy when some social media users went through the archives and dug up Aamir’s controversial “India’s growing intolerance” statement and circulated it on Twitter.
In 2015, Aamir Khan said in an interview, “Our country is very tolerant, but there are people who spread ill-will”. His wife Kiran Rao also made headlines for saying that she considered leaving the country for the safety of their children.
Trolls also dug up when Aamir met Turkey’s First Lady Emine Erdogan while he was shooting for the film there. Netizens were unhappy with the meeting as happened in the backdrop of Turkey’s increasing anti-India and pro-Pakistan stand.
Kangana, in her post, also referred to Aamir’s interview where he had expressed his alarm at the situation in the country. “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,” she added.