Kangana Ranaut claims that the boycott movement against Aamir Khan had no effect on the box office performance of his film Laal Singh Chaddha, but rather his ‘personal crisis’ with countrymen. This is not the first time she has made a comment about the film.
Kangana Ranaut attacked Aamir Khan once more in a new interview. She discussed why Aamir’s previous film, Laal Singh Chaddha, failed to impress the audience and referred to it as a new beginning. She also believes that the ongoing boycott culture is not to blame.
Laal Singh Chaddha is the Hindi adaptation of Tom Hanks’ Academy Award-winning film Forrest Gump, directed by Advait Chandan. Despite a reported production budget of more than 100 crore, the film only earned 88 crore worldwide. It received mixed reviews and boycott calls after an old interview with Aamir about ‘intolerance in India’ resurfaced on the internet.
Kangana recently told Aaj Tak at an event about her thoughts on the boycott culture in Bollywood in reference to Laal Singh Chaddha, “Superstars have all kinds of privileges.” They charge Rs. 200 crore for a Rs. 2 crore job. They accept charter plans for destinations where economy flights are available. The people are now questioning their right to stardom. Concerning Aamir Khan Ji, I am not specifically referring to the boycott culture, but rather to the fact that when the nation was under stress, Turkey did something against us. But you (Aamir Khan) went there, gave them your permission, and took pictures. You tarnished our reputation by calling our country intolerant in front of the entire world.”
The actor went on to say that she believes people are now questioning the actor and his credibility before spending money on his films. “It’s a personal crisis.” You’re disgusted and embarrassed to be an Indian.” She also stated that ordinary people can no longer relate to the image portrayed in old films because they want to be respected for being honest and true patriots. Kangana stated, “Iska boycott culture se kuch lena dena nahin hain (This has nothing to do with boycott culture).”
The Queen actor also stated that the film industry’s ‘Bollywood mafias’ and ‘badmash log’ (obnoxious people) have begun to change things in order to keep brand endorsements to themselves. She believes that there was once a brand syndicate in the industry, but that things are changing due to brands who do not want to be associated with celebrities who speak negatively about India. She signed off with the phrase “beginning of a new age.”