One of the most awaited films of Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan, Laal Singh Chaddha has already hit the screen amid the boycott. On the one hand, the film has failed to earn a big amount on its opening meanwhile on the other hand Aamir Khan and his film is facing legal trouble. A complaint has been filed against the actor, the film, and others involved with it for allegedly ‘disrespecting the Indian Army and hurting Hindu sentiments. Aamir's Laal works as an Indian Army personnel in the film, which is one of the several professions he takes up in his life
According to an official source, advocate Vineet Jindal in his complaint to Delhi Police alleged that there was objectionable content in the movie. He sought registration of an FIR under sections 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups), 298 (wounding the religious feelings of any person), and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the IPC against the concerned parties.
In the complaint, it is stated that "In the movie, the makers have depicted that a mentally challenged person was allowed to join Army to fight in the Kargil War. It is a well-known fact that the best army personnel were sent to fight the Kargil war and rigorously trained army personnel fought the war but the movie makers intentionally depicted the said situation to demoralize and defame the Indian army.
The complaint also filed for hurting the Hindu religious sentiments, In the movie a person asks Aamir, “ I offer Namaz and pray, Laal, why don't you do the same?" and the latter replied, "my mother said all this puja paath is malaria. It causes riots." "This statement shows his intent of waging war and activating enmity between different groups on the grounds of religion which is against the ideology of a secular democratic country like and also mischief against the Indian army which is a criminal offense as per the law of the land."
Laal Singh Chaddha, which also stars Kareena Kapoor Mona Singh, and Naga Chaitanya, is the remake of Tom Hanks-starrer Forrest Gump (1994).