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Advait Chandan, director of Laal Singh Chaddha, denies rumours of a dispute with Aamir Khan

Laal Singh Chaddha

Days after rumours of a falling out with Aamir Khan, Laal Singh Chaddha’s director Advait Chandan took to Instagram to deny the rumours. He tweeted a photo of himself and Aamir in which they are both ready to ride some waves. They are also seen smiling at the camera while clutching their surfboards.

Alongside the image, Advait added, “Guys, for those speculating that Aamir sir and I had a falling out, I would like to explain that we are like Genie and Aladdin, Amar and Prem, Baloo and Mowgli. Actress Mona Singh, who played Aamir’s mom in the movie, replied with a string of heart emojis and the word “Always.”

Laal Singh Chaddha is the Bollywood adaptation of Forrest Gump, the Academy Award-winning film starring Tom Hanks. At the box office, the film underperformed, grossing only 88 crore worldwide. Aamir’s previous interview in which he discussed ‘intolerance in India’ leaked online, prompting demands for a boycott of the film.

The failure of Laal Singh Chaddha, according to a report in Midday, has caused Aamir and Advait to plummet in popularity. Despite Advait’s nearly 15-year association with Aamir Khan’s production company, the report stated that the two might not collaborate again.

Advait served as assistant production manager for the 2007 film Taare Zameen Par, directed by Aamir Khan. He served as the actor’s manager for more than four years and worked on Aamir Khan’s ex-wife Kiran Rao’s 2010 film Dhobi Ghat. Advait made his directorial debut with the film Super Superstar, which featured an extended cameo by Aamir.

After failing to attract an audience to theatres, Laal Singh Chaddha has been given a second opportunity by debuting on Netflix. According to the OTT giant, it became the most popular film in India and the second most popular non-English film on the streaming platform worldwide. In addition to India, it reached the top 10 in films in thirteen other countries, including Mauritius, Bangladesh, Singapore, Oman, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates.

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