Stop or ban screening of ‘Lal Singh Chadha’ starring Bollywood actors Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan in West Bengal, India. A BGP leader filed a public interest case in Calcutta High Court with such a request.
Hindi remake of Hollywood film ‘Forrest Gump’ could be disturbed in the state’s peace and order. BJP member and lawyer Nazia Elahi Khan filed a public interest litigation in this regard.
Nazir said, at this moment, the state can become turbulent on any matter related to religion. Giving an example in this regard, he mentioned the controversial comment of former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma. Not only that, he also reminded about some controversial comments made by the film’s hero Aamir in the past.
‘Lal Singh Chadha’ is the Hindi remake of ‘Forrest Gump’ released in 1994. Aamir has stepped into Tom Hanks’ shoes. Kareena acted opposite him. The film released in theaters on August 11. ‘Lal Singh Chadha’ has ‘hurt religious sentiments’ – such are the allegations from various quarters. After this there were calls to boycott the film in various states of the country.
There was no end to the controversy surrounding this film even before its release. Some of Aamir and Kareena’s past comments started a new uproar. There were calls to boycott ‘Lal Singh Chadha’. The film exhibition was closed in Jalandhar, Punjab.
‘Lal Singh Chadha’ has also failed at the box office. In 10 days, the film earned a little more than 50 crores.