"Nobody could have understood."
Sargun Mehta has reacted to Aamir Khan’s Punjabi accent in his upcoming film Laal Singh Chaddha.
While Sargun praised Aamir for his versatility in films, she added that he ‘could’ve done better’ with the Punjabi accent.
Sargun’s film Sohreyan Da Pind Aa Gaya was released on July 8, 2022.
Adapted by Atul Kulkarni and directed by Advait Chandan, Laal Singh Chaddha is an official Hindi remake of Robert Zemeckis’ Oscar Award-winning 1994 film Forrest Gump, which featured Hollywood star Tom Hanks in the titular role.
Laal Singh Chaddha will reportedly unfold some of India`s historic events as seen through the eyes of a man.
During a recent interview with India.com, when Sargun Mehta was asked about Aamir’s accent in Laal Singh Chaddha, she said:
“If Aamir Khan would have said in pure Punjabi, nobody could have understood.
“If the superstar next does a Bengali film and uses too much of Bengali words, then we’ll be not able to understand it.”
Sargun Mehta added: “Aamir sir is not a Punjabi and he has taken up a role. Actors are supposed to take versatile roles.
“I can say that he could have done a bit better but jitna bhi unhone kia hain bahot kaam and mehnat lagti hain sirf utna karne mein bhi (Whatever he has done in the film, it takes a lot to get the results. He has worked really hard).”
In 2021, Sargun shared on her Instagram handle that she has commenced the shooting of Mission Cinderella in the UK.
Apart from Sargun Mehta, the film will also star Akshay Kumar, Rakul Preet Singh and Chandrachur Singh.
Mission Cinderella is an official remake of the critically-acclaimed Tamil movie Ratsasan.
Meanwhile, social media users have criticised Laal Singh Chaddha‘s makers over the casting of Mona Singh.
Since the trailer was released, the film has been drawing negative reactions.
Now, netizens have questioned the casting of Mona Singh as Laal’s mother in the film, despite the actress being 17 years younger than Aamir Khan.
Many took to Twitter and Reddit to criticise the makers.
They also pointed out Bollywood’s habit of casting younger actors in senior roles instead of casting older actors.
Laal Singh Chaddha has faced a lot of criticism, mainly because it is an adaptation of Tom Hanks’ classic Forrest Gump.
Many slammed Aamir Khan for his lack of originality.
Others were also critical of Aamir’s acting, pointing out that his facial expressions in the trailer were similar to Dhoom 3 and PK.
His facial expressions also received backlash, with many accusing him of “mocking” differently-abled people.