Mona Singh plays Aamir Khan's mother in Laal Singh Chaddha, which hit theatres on August 11
Last Updated: 04.04 AM, Aug 13, 2022
One of the most talked-about movies of the year, Laal Singh Chaddha starring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan, was faced with a rather disconcerting trend of being boycotted even before its release. Mona Singh, who plays the mother of Aamir’s character in the film, however, says that she was sure that the people demanding the film to be boycotted would like it once it hit theatres.
During a recent interview with IndiaToday.in, Mona Singh, who plays Gurpreet Kaur in the film, talked about the continuing social media boycott movements against the movie. “I was very sad. I mean, what has Aamir Khan done to deserve this? He is a guy who has always entertained us for the last 30 years. But I was very confident that the boycotters would come around once they started seeing that the film is resonating with every Indian,” she said.
Mona also discussed some of the feedback she received for her role in the film. She also mentioned how many people came up to her and gave her hugs following the film's several screenings. Mona also explained how the team had been affected by the pandemic during filming, with many members losing their loved ones to COVID-19.
She said, “They were coming up to me and saying 'you know, we didn't get a chance to say goodbye to our parents,' but the death scene in the film left them overwhelmed… it’s just like the scene where the mother explains to Laal that one has to go someday with courage and perseverance, it’s beautiful. And that's what people have taken with them. I think they respect their parents more now.”
Laal Singh Chaddha is the official Hindi remake of Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks' Academy Award-winning 1994 film. More than 100 Indian locales were used for the filming, which started in 2019. Laal Singh Chaddha was produced by Aamir Khan Productions, Kiran Rao, and Viacom18 Studios. The movie is directed by Advait Chandan and is based on a screenplay by Eric Roth that Atul Kulkarni translated into Hindi.