From #BoycottLaalSinghChaddha to 'growing intolerance' comment: 8 times Aamir Khan landed in controversies
Laal Singh Chadha has gotten involved in a controversy over Aamir Khan’s previous comment on the growing intolerance in the country. Here are seven times Aamir got involved in controversies and faced backlash from netizens.
Laal Singh Chaddha is trending on Twitter with the hashtag #BoycottBollywood.
Aamir Khan's soon-to-be-released Laal Singh Chaddha has come under a lot of controversies recently. The film is trending with the hashtags #boycottlaalsinghchadha and #boycottbollywood in response to Aamir's 2015 remark about 'growing intolerance.'
The film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and is made under Aamir Khan's production. It is a remake of a 1994 Hollywood movie, Forrest Gump, featuring Tom Hanks in the lead role.
Reacting to the recent controversy, Aamir said that he loves his country and requested fans not to think otherwise and watch the movie. "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," he said.
When Aamir Khan talked about the growing intolerance in India
In an interview in 2015, Aamir Khan said that he was "alarmed" by a number of incidents that were happening in the country at the time. As an individual, as part of this country, as a citizen, we read in the papers and see it on the news, and certainly, I have been alarmed. I can’t deny it. I have been alarmed by a number of incidents," he said while speaking at the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards.
He also stated that his wife, Kiran Rao, fears for her child and the environment he will grow up in. The actor and his family faced severe criticism over these remarks and trolling on Twitter.
When Aamir Khan wrote on his blog, "Shah Rukh Khan is licking my feet."
Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan are some of the biggest names in Bollywood. The actors didn't enjoy a great rapport when Aamir shared a statement on his blog using the latter actor's name. Shah Rukh is licking my feet, said the blog statement.
The event sparked controversy and made headlines. "I'm sitting under a tree, on the edge of a valley, approximately 5000 feet above sea level... Ammi, Ira, and Junaid are by my side, and we are in the middle of one of our favorite board games. Shahrukh is licking my feet and I am feeding him biscuits every now and then. What more can I ask for?" Aamir has written in his blog.
Aamir Khan's animosity towards award shows
The actor has not graced award shows with his presence for a long time now. The actor got upset when he lost and did not get the Best Actor Award for Rangeela at the Filmfare Awards in 1996. The actor lost it to Shah Rukh Khan for Dilwlae Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. The controversial event seemed to have taken place when Aamir had a showdown with the then editor of Filmfare. Aamir has not been attending the award shows since then.
Aamir Khan's controversial movie PK
The Aamir Khan starrer PK got trolled for hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus. First, the poster for the movie featuring Aamir naked sparked controversy and debate. Then, after the release, the debate about the depiction of religious identities was termed offensive.
Pediments were signed and the High Courts were moved to ban the movie. But eventually, the film got a clear win and got a big release on the silver screen. It became a mega blockbuster, with a box office collection of more than 800 crores.
Aamir Khan's comment on Amitabh Bachchan
Aamir, in an interview and also by his confession on his blog, had stated that he wasn't a big fan of the movie Black. He found the Sanay Leela Bhansali movie to be "very insensitive" and called the performances "over the top."
Aamir Khan had written, "My big exception towards Black is the fact that a child with severe difficulties is shown being ill-treated instead of being treated with love, care, and understanding. I simply cannot come to terms with that, no matter what the writer and director say in defence."
Amitabh Bachchan responded, "I cannot comment if my performance was towering or not, but Aamir may be right on the other hand, maybe the performances did go 'over the top' of his head," in response to Aamir Khan's criticism.
Black tells the story of Michelle, a deaf and blind woman, and her relationship with her teacher, Debraj, a senior alcoholic who subsequently suffers from Alzheimer's disease (played by Amitabh Bachchan). The movie received numerous honours, including three national awards for Best Hindi Feature Film, Best Actor, and Best Costume Design.
Aamir Khan's alleged affair with Fatima Sana Shaikh
After Aamir's divorce with Kiran Rao, people alleged that he had now tied the knot with his Dangala actor, Fatima Sana Sheikh. A tweet of the duo had surfaced online, which soon became viral and gained much buzz online. This image was sufficient to start online rumours about both actors getting married in secret.
Aamir Khan's protest for the Narmada Bachao Andolan
The actor protested against the Gujarat government's proposal to increase the height of the Narmada dam in April 2006 alongside activist Medha Patkar, the head of the Narmada Bachao Andolan group.
He has expressed worry about the tribes' being uprooted from their homes without a clear rehabilitation strategy. The actor had made various anti-government comments while protesting, and he later refused to take responsibility for them.
Due to this, extreme protests were held against his movie Fanaa, which also starred Kajol, in some regions of the nation. "I am saying exactly what the Supreme Court has said. I only asked for the rehabilitation of poor farmers. I never spoke against the construction of the dam. I will not apologize for my comments on the issue," the actor said in a press conference.
Last Updated: 03.54 PM, Aug 02, 2022