Aamir Khan assures fans he loves India, says don’t boycott ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’

Actor Aamir Khan recently reacted to the Twitter trend where several netizens wrote about boycotting his movie ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ as they were under the impression that he doesn’t like India.

Apparently, many Twitter users dug up Aamir’s controversial “India’s growing intolerance” statement that made it viral. Back in 2015, he made a controversial statement, “Our country is very tolerant, but there are people who spread ill-will”. His ex-wife Kiran Rao, was also slammed for commenting that she had considered leaving the country for the safety of their children.

Assuring fans he does love his country, he asked, ‘please, don’t boycott my film’.

At a recent press event, Aamir was asked if this hate and unnecessary trolling bothers him. To which the actor said, “Yes, I feel sad. Also, I feel sad that some of the people who are saying this, in their heart, they believe that I am someone who doesn’t like India. In their hearts they believe, but it is untrue. It is rather unfortunate that some people feel that way. That’s not the case. Please don’t boycott my film. Please watch my film.”

Speaking of Laal Singh Chaddha, the film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Naga Chaitanya, and Mona Singh in pivotal roles. Helmed by Advait Chandan, the film is all set to hit the theaters on August 11. The film is the official remake of the 1994 film ‘Forrest Grump’ starring Tom Hanks.

When asked what it was about Tom Hank’s character that really attracted him in the first place, the 57-year-old actor shared, “Tom Hank’s biggest strength is his innocence. That’s what I liked about him in the movie, and this is what I’ve tried to do in this film too. This was also a big challenge for me to bring in that expression and mindset, as someone who’s in his late 50s now.”

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