Vivek Agnihotri mocks Kareena Kapoor over Laal Singh Chaddha boycott call, accuses Karan Johar of 'destroying careers of outsiders'

vivek agnihotri mocks kareena kapoor over laal singh chaddha boycott call, accuses karan johar of 'destroying careers of outsiders'

Vivek Agnihotri mocks Kareena Kapoor over Laal Singh Chaddha boycott call, accuses Karan Johar of ‘destroying careers of outsiders’

NEW DELHI: Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri has strongly reacted to the recent controversy surrounding Aamir Khan’s latest release ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’. The film has been facing a boycott call by a section of people on social media. Vivek, who recently presented his critically-acclaimed ‘The Kashmir Files’ in theatres, called out Bollywood for maintaining a dignified silence when his film was facing a similar situation at the time of its release. Without naming anyone, Vivek continued his tirade against the B-Town celebs and said small films with good content get sabotaged by ‘Dons of Bollywood’.

Vivek took to Twitter and slammed Bollywood and the hypocrisy of those who kept quiet when a section of people ‘ganged up’ against The Kashmir Files at the time of its release. As per Vivek, they are the same people who are now expressing their concern over the boycott call of ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’. His tweets read, “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.”

vivek agnihotri mocks kareena kapoor over laal singh chaddha boycott call, accuses karan johar of 'destroying careers of outsiders'

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Vivek was indirectly referring to Laal Singh Chaddha star Kareena Kapoor’s statement in an interview, wherein she requested people to watch the movie as “we’ve had 250 people work on this film for two-and-a-half years.” He also took indirect jibe at Karan Johar and commented that Dons of Bollywood would drown them in hot coffee.

His another tweet read, “Why nobody from Bollywood raises voice when the Kings of Bollywood boycott, ban & destroy careers of so many outsider actors, directors, writers? The day common Indians get to know the ARROGANCE, FASCISM & HINDUPHOBIA of the Dons of Bollywood, they’ll drown them in hot coffee.”

Directed by Advait Chandan of ‘Secret Superstar’ fame and adapted by noted actor Atul Kulkarni, ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ is the official remake of the Tom Hanks-starrer Hollywood classic ‘Forrest Gump’ (1994). The movie also features Bollywood stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh, Naga Chaitanya and Manav Vij in pivotal roles. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and veteran actor Kamini Kaushal have guest appearances.

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