Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is currently shooting for Laal Singh Chaddha in Turkey. On Saturday, Aamir Khan had a meeting with Turkish first lady Emine Erdogan and found a spot on the list of trends after pictures of their meeting in Turkey went viral. However, his Indian fans do not seem to be happy with it.
On Monday, a large number of people expressed their disappointment with the Khan-Erdogan meeting at a time when the relation between India and Turkey are strained. This did not go down well with the fans, and his film Laal Singh Chadda became one of the top trends on Monday.
Alongside three images with the Bollywood star, the Turkish first lady also took it to Twitter to confirm the news. Additionally, she confirmed that the shooting of Khan’s upcoming movie is soon to wrap up in different parts of Turkey. However, Netizens are unhappy with the meeting due to the deepening divide between India and Turkey.
I had the great pleasure of meeting @aamir_khan, the world-renowned Indian actor, filmmaker, and director, in Istanbul. I was happy to learn that Aamir decided to wrap up the shooting of his latest movie ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ in different parts of Turkey. I look forward to it! pic.twitter.com/3rSCMmAOMW
— Emine Erdoğan (@EmineErdogan) August 15, 2020
According to the official website of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, Emine received the actor at the presidential residence at the Huber Mansion in Istanbul on Saturday, India’s 74th Independence Day.
During the meeting, the 55-year-old actor Aamir Khan apparently, briefed her about his social responsibility projects to Emine Erdogan. As per the statement on the website, the Turkish first lady congratulated him for addressing social issues in his films.
Indian Twitterati calling out Aamir Khan for his hypocrisy on meeting Turkish first lady
Previously he promoted Anti-Hindu things by his movies.
Now he met with enemies of INDIA.
— Spike 🚩 (@khiladi_fanatic) August 16, 2020
Once Aamir Khan refused to meet India's friend Israel's PM.
Today He is meeting Anti Ind Erdogan
As we all know Turkey opposed abrogation of Article 370. Openly support Pak
— Narendra Modi fan (@narendramodi177) August 16, 2020
Aamir Khan Refused to join Nationalist Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu when he was in Mumbai.
But he Went to Turkey to meet Turkish PM who supports Pakistan on Kashmir issue and also gave anti-india statements.
— Arnab Goswami (@Arnab_RBharat) August 17, 2020
#aamirkhan SSR was your CO StAR in PK – No tweet/No condolence message from you – you made video for Chinese people for COVId because they watch your movie and these Chinese killed our Army people – turkey supports Pakistan and they also kill our army – Shame in you-I think u got pic.twitter.com/v3Gmrjrbsh
— Nilotpal Mrinal (@nilotpalm3) August 17, 2020
The audacity of #AamirKhan to meet with #Erdogan & family shows the extent to which #Turkey owns him#Turkey has made investments across NGOs, SC lawyers, mosque networks, PFI and universities like AMU and Jamia
Indian intel is sleeping pic.twitter.com/skSfSp1ry1
— Chayan Chatterjee (@Satyanewshi) August 16, 2020
Aamir khan feels unsecure in India. Now,he is feeling safe in Anti-India Turkey.
Iski movie release per yeh pic yaad rakhna. Humare paise ko humare against use mat honay dena!!#AamirKhan #Erdogan pic.twitter.com/A2K7ldKXpz
— सोम गोदारा 🇮🇳 (@SomrajTr) August 17, 2020
Some have also begun calling for a boycott of Aamir’s upcoming movie. The release of Laal Singh Chaddha recently postponed to Christmas 2021. Moreover, the film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh, and Tamil star Vijay Sethupathi. The movie, which is an official remake of Tom Hanks’ 1994 feature “Forrest Gump”, was previously scheduled to hit the theatres on December 25 this year. The production of the film is yet to be finished.
The PK actor is being badly trolled on social media and received a lot of negative comments. Fans have now decided to dislike the trailer of the film when it releases as they did for Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, Aditya Roy Kapur’s Sadak 2‘s trailer.
In February, things between India and Turkey had been going quite well. However, Turkish President Recap Tayyip Erdogan then openly criticized India after the clash between the anti-and pro-CAA protestors in New Dehli in February. Subsequent to that, Erdogan, who is a devout Muslim, also backed Pakistan on Kashmir. This happened after India revoked Article 370, which has been a sensitive issue between the two nations.
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