Aamir Khan’s political discourse
Aamir Khan has always been known to pass political statements through his film albeit in a subtle way.
The actor, who prefers to keep a politically correct tone in everything he does, is treading on a dangerous territory with his next film Lal Singh Chaddha.
The movie will bring to screen the growth of India as a nation, while also going through several important developments in the country that changed the course of India as a nation.
“Lal Singh Chaddha is not just a film. It will be a reference for the world to see what happened in India in the past few years like how the Paramount film Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks, did with reference to the US. Similarly, Lal Singh Chaddha will show Aamir meeting important political and historical personalities in VFX laden visuals. It will also show specific instances like the Babri Masjid demolition to other current political and national happenings like the formation of the Modi government and more. What Aamir and director Advair Chandan clearly understand is that the film’s political symbolism at many places will have different interpretations and hence, they are assuring that it will not rake up too much controversy and will not inadvertently create trouble for the film,” says an industry source. Knowing Aamir, he will now simply skim the surface and it will be interesting to see what kind of a political statement the film will pass on.