Aamir Khan’s last film Laal Singh Chaddha failed miserably at the box office after facing boycott trends. Netizens slammed the movie for a controversial remark made by the leading actor in 2015. The comment made by Aamir Khan had hurt the sentiments of the audience. However, he did apologize for his words but years later when his film Laal Singh Chaddha faced a boycott trend. Faisal Khan quite doesn’t agree with the apology made by his brother Aamir Khan.
Faisal Khan says apologizing for controversial remarks ahead of the film’s release seems opportunistic. In 2015 the PK actor made some comments regarding the country that did not please the citizens. Now after almost 7 years the actor asked for an apology ahead of the release of LSC when netizens urged to boycott it.
During a press conference Aamir had said, “If I have hurt anyone by any means, I regret it. I don’t want to hurt anyone. If someone doesn’t want to watch the film, I’d respect their sentiment.” According to Aamir’s brother Faisal Khan, the actor should have apologized back in 2015 and not before the release of his film.
Faisal told ETimes, “Yes, it was right to apologize. No person knows everything in life. There’s no harm in apologizing and correcting yourself. You become a better human being after that. He should have apologized immediately after that thing came out, not when his film was released. That seems opportunistic. But if someone doesn’t realize that they might have hurt someone then I don’t know about that. Because you don’t know when realization dawns upon someone.”
Interestingly, Faisal supports boycott Bollywood trend in spite of the impact it had on his brother’s movie. Faisal who had shared the screen with Aamir in Mela feels a boycott in Bollywood is a ‘necessary movement.’ He says ninety percent of the industry corrupt and is being ruled by dictators.
Talking about Laal Singh Chaddha it is an official adaptation of the Hollywood movie Forrest Gump featuring Tom Hanks. The comedy-drama film also stars Kareena Kapoor and marks the Bollywood debut of Telugu actor Naga Chaitanya. The comedy-drama movie is directed by Advait Chandan and produced by Aamir Khan Productions and Viacom 18.