Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha was touted to be one of the biggest films of the year but it failed terribly at the box office. The film struggled a lot at the box office to get the audience to theaters but eventually, all the promotion tactics failed as shows of the movie were canceled. The boycott Laal Singh Chaddha trend worked as an added factor in the low performance. Now a PIL (Public Interest Litigation) has been filed against Laal Singh Chaddha in the Kolkata High Court citing peace disorder and urging a complete ban on the film in Bengal.
According to Live Law India, “BJP leader and lawyer, Nazia Ilahi Khan has moved the High Court stating that the situation in the state is extremely volatile in relation to any religious issue. In this regard and to substantiate her arguments, the petitioner has referred to some of the recent instances when the state came under a critical situation.”
It further read, “The trend in Social Media has been advocated by quite a large amount of people and they would further not want others to go and watch this film in the theatres as that would make their ‘hard work’ go futile. Such anger and frustration on seeing that some people are going to watch the film can lead to a serious threat to the law and order situation in the State of West Bengal. Such factions who want to boycott the film may not let others watch the film in the theatres and this may lead to tussle and further may loosen the grip of the State over the law and order situation. Such a situation seriously leads to an apprehension that the law and order situation in the State may be compromised if the film is exhibited in the theatres any further.”
Laal Singh Chaddha 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.