Amidst Boycott Trend on Twitter, Aamir Khan's 'Laal Singh Chaddha' Accused of 'Disrespecting the Indian Army'

Aamir Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha has fallen into a legal soup after a Delhi-based lawyer accused the film of hurting the sentiments of the Indian Army. The Advait Chandan directorial, which took over 12 years to complete, is a Hindi remake of the classic Hollywood film Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks. Aamir Khan plays the titular role where he is seen influencing the socio-political and cultural course of Indian history, fictionally of course.

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At one point in his life, Laal Singh Chaddha enters the Indian Army. As per a report from Times Of India, Advocate Vineet Jindal submitted a complaint to Delhi Police commissioner Sanjay Arora against Aamir Khan and Paramount Pictures for ‘disrespecting the Indian Army and hurting Hindu sentiments’. Claiming that there was objectionable content in the film, he sought registration of an FIR under sections153, 153A, 298 and 505 of the IPC.

The complaint read, ”In the movie, the makers have depicted that a mentally challenged person was allowed to join Army to fight in the Kargil War. It is a well-known fact that the best army personnel were sent to fight the Kargil war and rigorously trained army personnel fought the war but the movie makers intentionally depicted the said situation to demoralise and defame the Indian army”

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Another scene from Laal Singh Chaddha was brought up in the complaint where a Pakistpersonnel asked why Laal Singh Chaddha does not pray. To which he replies, ”my mother said all this puja paath is malaria. It causes riots. The complainant accused the makers of including a scene that ‘enraged emotions among the Hindu religion followers’.

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