Anupam Kher criticises Aamir over Laal Singh Chaddha boycott

Anupam Kher has seemingly criticised Aamir Khan over the box office failure and boycott of ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’.

Anupam Kher criticises Aamir over Laal Singh Chaddha boycott f

"it will surely haunt you."

Anupam Kher has seemingly aimed a dig at Aamir Khan after Laal Singh Chaddha was met with boycott trends and subsequently failed at the box office.

Twitter users called for the film to be boycotted over Aamir’s past comments on India.

Amid the ongoing debate on cancel culture, Anupam said that social media users are entitled to start a new trend any day.

Speaking about the boycott and the film’s subsequent box office failure, Anupam said:

“If someone one feels that they should start a trend, they are free to do so. There are new trends on Twitter every day.

“If you have said something in the past, it will surely haunt you.”

The Laal Singh Chaddha boycott started when Aamir’s comments from 2015 resurfaced.

At the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism awards in New Delhi, Aamir said he felt “alarmed” by what was going on in India and his then-wife Kiran Rao had suggested that they should leave the country.

Aamir said: “When I chat with Kiran at home, she says, ‘Should we move out of India?’

“That’s a disastrous and big statement for Kiran to make. She fears for her child. She fears what the atmosphere around us will be. She feels scared to open the newspapers every day.

“That does indicate that there is this sense of growing disquiet, there is growing despondency apart from alarm.”

Aamir’s comments prompted criticism.

Anupam Kher had also called out the actor for his comments at the time.

In a series of tweets, Anupam said:

“Presumed country has become #Intolerant. What do you suggest to millions of Indians? Leave India? Or wait till regime changes?”

His other tweets read: “Did you ask Kiran which country would she like to move out to? Did you tell her that this country has made you AAMIR KHAN.

“Did you tell Kiran that you have lived through more worse times in this country and but you never thought of moving out.”

“In Satyamev Jayate, you talked about evil practices but gave hope. So even in ‘intolerant’ times, you need to spread hope not fear.”

Laal Singh Chaddha has experienced such poor results at the box office that it may be pulled from cinemas soon.

Netflix has also called off a deal to stream the film.

But Laal Singh Chaddha is not the only film that is the target of boycott trends.

The likes of Raksha Bandhan, Vikram Vedha, Pathaan and Liger are facing boycott calls.

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”