Aamir Khan is going through tough times these days. Amid calls for boycotting his latest film Laal Singh Chaddha, which was released on August 11 has taken a very slow start at the box office and has amassed a mere Rs 45 crore after a week. Trade analysts are already calling it his biggest flop since his 1999 debacle Mela. Laal Singh Chaddha is going through a boycott trend even before its release due to some controversial statements by its lead actor Aamir Khan in the past. Amid poor performance of the film at the box office, Aamir recently met Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, who is known to look into the problems faced by filmmakers and many film personalities have appealed to him in the past.
Aamir arrived at Raj Thackeray’s Shivtirtha residence around 4 pm on August 16 and stayed there for almost an hour. His meeting with the MNS supremo at this crucial juncture where his film is facing problems is raising questions.
Some people are of the opinion that Aamir met Raj Thackeray to discuss the problems faced by Lal Singh Chaddha at the box office, whereas, on the other hand, some are assuming that as Thackeray was ill recently and many revered personalities dropped by Shivtirtha recently to inquire about his health, Aamir could have done the same. However, no official statement regarding the meeting has been issued by any of the party.
Laal Singh Chaddha has been helmed by Advait Chandan and stars Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh as well as Naga Chaitanya in his Bollywood debut. It is an official remake of the 1994 Hollywood cult classic Forrest Gump.