Aamir Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha released on August 11. Touted to be one of the biggest releases of the year, the film has not seen growth in box office collections. Distributors and theatre chain owners are cancelling shows as they are suffering losses. While the boycott calls on social media seemed like added factor in lackluster performance at the box office. Now, a PIL (Public Interest Litigation) has now been filed against Laal Singh Chaddha in the Kolkata High Court citing peace disorder and urging a complete ban on the film in Bengal.
PIL filed against Aamir Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha to completely ban the film in Bengal citing peace disorder
According to Live Law India, "BJP leader and lawyer, Nazia Ilahi Khan has moved the High Court stating that the situation in the state is extremely volatile in relation to any religious issue. In this regard and to substantiate her arguments, the petitioner has referred to some of the recent instances when the state came under a critical situation."
It further read, "The trend in Social Media has been advocated by quite a large amount of people and they would further not want others to go and watch this film in the theatres as that would make their 'hard work' go futile. Such anger and frustration on seeing that some people are going to watch the film can lead to a serious threat to the law and order situation in the State of West Bengal. Such factions who want to boycott the film may not let others watch the film in the theatres and this may lead to tussle and further may loosen the grip of the State over the law and order situation. Such a situation seriously leads to an apprehension that the law and order situation in the State may be compromised if the film is exhibited in the theatres any further."
Laal Singh Chaddha, produced by Aamir Khan Productions, Kiran Rao, and Viacom18 Studios, stars Aamir Khan Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh, and Naga Chaitanya.
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