Kareena Kapoor Khan is leaving no stone unturned to promote her upcoming film Laal Singh Chaddha starring Aamir Khan. Directed by Advait Chandan, it is an official remake of the 1994 Hollywood classic Forrest Gump, which won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Tom Hanks.
In a recent interview, when the Heroine actress was asked if she had any doubts before signing Laal Singh Chaddha, because people would have already seen the Hollywood film, she called Forrest Gump “an elite kind of classy film” and she is being trolled en masse. for her statement.
Speaking to News18, Kareena said: “Our language and our feelings and emotions are also very different from theirs. So we adapted it for our Indian screens and I’m sure people would like it. But there are still a lot of people who still haven’t seen Forrest Gump. Because the masses wouldn’t have seen Forrest Gump.”
She continued: “It’s an elitist kind of classic movie. It’s a movie that the masses haven’t seen, so they’ll see it as a story. They won’t see it because it’s a remake of Forrest Gump. There Aamir has (Khan) obviously made it for it, but it’s also a story that people want to see.”
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Netizens shared this part of the interview on Twitter, heavily criticizing the actress for her weird statement. One Twitter user wrote, “The reason I care about education.” Another tweet read: “A person could spend $149 a whole month on Netflix or download it for free to watch Forrest Gump instead of spending $300 on Kareena’s movie and that too remake!!? What’s more here “elitist”?”
Previewing The Shawshank Redemption, another Hollywood classic released the same year as Forrest Gump, one Twitter user wrote, “It’s like saying Shawshank Redemption is only seen by inmates”. “These people are undermining the masses. OTT has brought ‘elitist’ movies into our homes. Time and curiosity is a combination that any trash can can’t beat,” another tweet read.
In addition to Aamir and Kareena, Laal Singh Chaddha also stars Mona Singh and Telugu superstar Chaitanya Akkineni in pivotal roles and will hit theaters on August 11.