Amir Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s new release, Laal Singh Chaddha which is the Hindi adaptation of 1994’s “Forrest Gump” starring Tom Hanks, has received an appreciable foreign response. It is so that Oscar ‘s own page has endorsed and honored Aamir Khan’s film. The Academy’s social media shared a clip depicting how the Indian adaptation revived the magic of the Oscar-winning original film.
The video said, “Robert Zemeckis and Eric Roth’s sweeping story of a man who changes the world with simple kindness receive an Indian adaptation in Advait Chandan and Atul Kulkarni’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ starring Aamir Khan in the title role made famous by Tom Hanks (sic).” The original movie got 13 Oscar nominations.
The video compared the original film to the adaptation. It featured Amir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan recreating some of the original scenes in their new film.
The movie saw a lot of protests. Many members of the Hindi outfit Sanatan Rakshak Sena protested in Uttar Pradesh calling for a ban on Laal Singh Chaddha. All of this after Aamir Khan’s controversial comments on Hindi deities. The members of the organization questioned Advait Chandan’s direction and accused Aamir Khan of hurting their religious sentiments. The protest was held outside IP Vijaya Mall in Bhelupur, UP.
Laal Singh Chaddha faced several controversies before its release. Many people even decided to boycott/ cancel then film over the statements made by Aamir and Kareena. Aamir apologized to the audience though, and requested them to watch the film in theaters.
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