Social media furious over Aamir Khan's 'Laal Singh Chaddha'

11:00 PM | 5 Aug, 2022
Social media furious over Aamir Khan's 'Laal Singh Chaddha'
Source: Aamir Khan (Instagram)

In an unusual turn of events, Boycott Laal Singh Chaddha is trending on social media due to Aamir Khan's old comment about ‘intolerant India’ and Kareena Kapoor Khan's support to a gang-rape victim, a three-year-old girl from Kathua in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The internet went into a frenzy with hate comments pouring in and suggestions for boycotting Laal Singh Chaddha. Known for her controversial statements, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut too jumped onto the bandwagon sharing her opinion.

In a now-expired Instagram story, Ranaut wrote, "I think all the negativity around upcoming release of Laal Singh Chadha is skillfully curated by mastermind Aamir Khan Ji himself. This year no Hindi films have worked (barring one exception of a comedy sequel). Only South films deeply rooted in Indian culture or with local flavor have worked. A Hollywood remake would have not worked anyway but now they will call India intolerant."

She went on to say, "Hindi films need to understand the pulse of audiences. It's not about being a Hindu or Muslim, even after Aamir Khan ji made a Hinduphobic PK or called India intolerant he gave the biggest hits of his life... please stop making it about religion or ideology. It takes away from their bad acting and bad films."

Laal Singh Chaddha is the official remake of Hollywood's Forrest Gump, featuring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead roles with Naga Chaitanya making his Bollywood debut. The film is scheduled for release on August 25. The latest project is an example of Muslim Bollywood actors threatened by Hindu-nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Bollywood's Mr. Perfectionist, Khan has a knack for pushing films beyond traditional boundaries and focusing on social and cultural issues. He hosted a TV chat show Satyamev Jayate that discussed different taboos.

Under the shadow of Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has origins in Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a militaristic group espousing “Hindutva,” or making India an exclusively Hindu state, the film industry sparked controversies many times among the second most populated country, but the hatred felt by Muslim actors and singers reflects upon the growing intolerance, marginalization and vilification of Muslims in India.

The writer is a staff member.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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