Actor Manav Vij, who played a pivotal role in Aamir Khan starrer ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’, has revealed that people who boycotted the film apologized to him on Twitter. Yes, you read that right! Manav even asked people to transfer Rs 500 to Aamir Khan Productions’ account if they enjoyed Advait Chandan’s directorial on the OTT platform Netflix. The actor also mentioned that the producers suffered a huge loss because of people’s stupidity.
Speaking with Mid-Day, the DSP Dev actor was quoted saying, “Many people also apologised to me on Twitter, saying they didn’t watch Laal Singh Chaddha in theatres following the boycott trend. But they loved it when they watched it on Netflix. If people are so apologetic, they should have transferred Rs 500 to Aamir Khan Productions’ account. The producers are at a loss because of your (people’s) stupidity.”
‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ which was an adaption of Tom Hanks’ 1994 film Forrest Gump, tanked at the box office. It earned just Rs. 58.73 crores at the ticket window. After its massive failure, Aamir has taken a break from acting and he recently announced the same via statement. The PK actor stated he intended to take a break from films “for the first time in his career.” ALSO READ: 'Laal Singh Chaddha' In LEGAL TROUBLE: Complaint Filed Against Aamir Khan For 'Disrespecting Indian Army' And 'Hurting Hindu Sentiments-REPORT
Aamir said, “When I am doing a film as an actor, I get so lost in that and nothing else happens in my life. Which is why I decided to take a break. I want to be with my family. With my mom, with my kids. I feel like I have been working for 35 years and I feel I have been single-mindedly focused on my films and it is not fair for the people who are close to me. “I am looking at the next year and a half in which I am not actually working as an actor and I will be working as a producer.”