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Aamir Khan and ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ Team Accused of Littering in Ladakh

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Actor Aamir Khan and the crew of his upcoming film Laal Singh Chaddha have been criticised by a Twitter user for allegedly leaving behind waste after shooting at Wakha village in Ladakh.

“Amir Khan himself talks big about environmental cleanliness at Satyamev Jayate but this is what happens when it comes to himself (sic),” wrote the Twitter user, Jigmat, alongside a short clip showing used water bottles spread across an area.

Claiming that the film’s shoot was happening in the same area, he shared another video showing the film’s crew shooting a scene. He further wrote, “This is the kind of havoc the crew is creating with the undisturbed environment.”

Talking to Silverscreen India on Tuesday, Jigmat, a student and YouTuber, said, “A friend from the village had sent me a video from the shooting spot and we were shocked to see that there were bottles and plastic everywhere. Many students from the village tried to reach out to Aamir Khan through social media but they were not successful.”

However, the area has now been cleaned, he added. “Yesterday, from what we got to know, the crew members have cleaned the entire area after the video went viral on social media.”

The shooting of Laal Singh Chaddha is currently taking place in Ladakh as part of a 3-week schedule at Wakha village to film a war sequence. According to sources, the last leg of the shoot will be completed in Mumbai in the month of September.

Laal Singh Chaddha is the Indian adaptation of Robert Zemeckis’ iconic Hollywood film Forrest Gump, which starred Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, and Sally Field. The film will see Aamir Khan play the role of a Punjabi, as seen in the first look. It also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Mona Singh.

Recently, Naga Chaitanya was also confirmed to be a part of the film. Aamir Khan’s production house shared a selfie featuring Chaitanya, Khan, and producer Kiran Rao.

Earlier, Vijay Sethupathi was supposed to make his Hindi debut with this film. However, he backed out over scheduling issues, according to his publicity manager.

Helmed by Advait Chandan of Secret Superstar fame and penned by actor Atul Kulkarni, Laal Singh Chaddha is being jointly produced by Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, and Viacom 18 Studios.

The film, which was earlier set to release on Christmas 2020, was postponed to Christmas 2021 as the shooting was halted several times due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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