Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is currently seen in theatres in Laal Singh Chaddha. Starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Naga Chaitanya and Mona Singh, the film has been the talk of the town since it is Hindi adaptation of Hollywood movie, Forrest Gump. The film has not seen good response at the box office. Singer-actor Gippy Grewal praised Aamir Khan for his work but did say the Punjabi accent could have been better.
“I agree with the fact that Aamir Khan’s Punjabi accent has drawn criticism, and when we were working on the dialogues for the film, we had the correct accent and diction,” Grewal told DNA in an interview, adding, “My team including Rana Ranbir (actor-writer) helped them in penning Punjabi dialogues. But once I saw the rushes of the film, I suggested they should re-dub for getting the right Punjabi. They agreed with me, but they didn’t change it.”
He continued, “Maybe they thought that it was perfect for the character, but there has been a certain disconnect over there.”
He further said, “I liked it very much, Aamir had gone under the skin of his character. He was having the proper look of a Sikh, with a proper turban, and beard. People in Punjab and overseas liked Aamir Khan’s portrayal. As far as I saw, people were clapping, and they narrated the film beautifully.”
Laal Singh Chaddha, produced by Aamir Khan Productions, Kiran Rao, and Viacom18 Studios, also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh, and Naga Chaitanya.