Vivek Agnihotri Reacts To Kareena Kapoor’s Request To Not Boycott Laal Singh Chaddha

Reacting to Kareena Kapoor’s remark on Laal Singh Chaddha, The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri has asked why no one speaks up “when good content small films are sabotaged”.

Kareena’s Request

The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri took a dig at Kareena Kapoor and her film Laal Singh Chaddha after she requested fans not to boycott the film for the sake of around 250 people, who worked on the film. Vivek took to Twitter to react to her statement in a similar tone.


Laal Singh Chaddha stars Aamir Khan in the supposed role alongside Kareena. The film is an official Hindi remake of the 1994 Hollywood film Forrest Gump which starred Tom Hanks. Laal Singh Chaddha made headlines after the hashtag ‘Boycott Laal Singh Chaddha’ started trending on Twitter ahead of its release. Many called for a boycott of the film, claiming that Aamir had hurt religious sentiments in his earlier film, PK.

Besides some calling for a boycott of the film, some also got insulted by the film for allegedly portraying the Indian Army in a bad light and hurting religious sentiments, as claimed by netizens.

After these events, Kareena said about Laal Singh Chaddha, “The fact is that they shouldn’t boycott this film, it’s such a beautiful film. And I want people to see me and Aamir on screen. It’s been three years, we’ve waited so long. So, please don’t boycott this film, because it’s actually like boycotting good cinema. And people have worked so hard on it; we’ve had 250 people work on this film for two-and-a-half years.”


Agnihotri Reacts

Suggesting how not many from the film industry supported his film, The Kashmir Files, after a section of people boycotted it, Vivek Agnihotri wrote on Twitter, “When good content small films are sabotaged, boycotted by the dons of Bollywood when their shows are taken away by multiplexes when critics gang up against small films… nobody thinks of 250 poor people who worked hard on that film. #Bollywood.”

He further wrote, “Why nobody from Bollywood raises a voice when the kings of Bollywood boycott, ban, and destroy careers of so many outsider actors, directors, writers? The day common Indians get to know the arrogance, fascism, and Hinduphobia of the dons of Bollywood, they’ll drown them in hot coffee.”

Meanwhile, Laal Singh Chaddha, starring Aamir Khan, came crashing down on Tuesday. The film had collected Rs 45.83 crore in its five-day extended weekend but earned just Rs 2 crore on Tuesday. In contrast, Aamir’s Thugs Of Hindostan had an opening day collection of Rs 50.75 crore in 2018.


Directed by Advait Chandan, Laal Singh Chaddha also stars Kareena Kapoor, Naga Chaitanya, and Mona Singh in key roles.