Cricketer Monty Panesar says ‘Boycott’ Laal Singh Chaddha
Former England cricketer Monty Panesar tore into Aamir Khan’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’, speaking against the portrayal of the title character.
August 13, 2022
By RAVINDER KAUR
"This movie is a total disgrace"
Laal Singh Chaddha, a remake of the popular 1994 film Forrest Gump, has been hit by boycott calls in India.
The hashtag ‘#BoycottLaalSinghChaddha’ trended on Twitter, meant to urge the public to not watch the film following Aamir Khan’s comments on “India’s growing intolerance”.
Similar calls were raised when the trailer of the film was released in May 2022 as well.
Former England cricketer Monty Panesar also joined the bandwagon as he posted a tweet supporting calls for the film’s boycott.
Alongside a picture of the film’s poster, Monty Panesar wrote: “Forrest Gump fits in the US Army because the US was recruiting low IQ men to meet requirements for the Vietnam War.
“This movie is a total disgrace to India Armed Forces Indian Army and Sikhs!! Disrespectful. Disgraceful. #BoycottLaalSinghChaddha.’
In another tweet, Monty Panesar listed the number of honours given to Sikhs who served in the Indian army.