Because of his 2015 intolerance remark, Aamir Khan has faced the wrath of netizens who have called for a boycott of his recently released film Laal Singh Chaddha. Similarly, Kareena Kapoor Khan has received criticism for her remark, ‘If you don’t like our films, don’t watch them.’ She has now asked that people refrain from boycotting her film. Also Read – After ‘Boycott Laal Singh Chaddha,’ ‘Boycott Pathaan‘ is trending; here’s why fans of Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone are upset.
Kareena was asked about her statement on cancel culture before the release of Laal Singh Chaddha during her interaction with Siddharth Kannan. She previously stated that everyone has an opinion and that you must learn to ignore certain things, which is why she does not take any of this seriously.
When asked if people had taken her comments like ‘public ko lightly le rahin hain kya?’ seriously, Kareena said, “I think it’s only a subset of people who are trolling.” But, honestly, I believe the film’s reception is quite different. This is only a subset of the people who are probably on your social media, which is probably less than 1%.”
“However, they should not boycott this film because it is so beautiful.” And I want people to see Aamir (Khan) and me on screen. We’ve been waiting for three years now. So, please don’t boycott this film, because doing so is equivalent to boycotting good cinema. And so many people worked so hard on it; we had 250 people working on this film for two and a half years,” she added.
Aamir had asked people to watch his film a few days ago and apologised for any hurtful actions he had taken. He also stated that if people do not want to watch his film, he will accept their decision and respect it. He was hopeful, however, that the audience would watch Laal Singh Chaddha because they had worked so hard on it.
Meanwhile, Laal Singh Chaddha‘s box office debut has been slow. The boycott calls hampered the film’s business, which earned Rs 11 crore on its first day. On day two, the film saw a 40% drop in revenue, earning Rs 7 crore. The film was made on a Rs 180 crore budget. It is an official remake of the 1994 film Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks.