Aamir Khan meets First Lady of Turkey; attracts flak on Twitter

Istanbul, August 17

Bollywood celebrity Aamir Khan, who’s in Turkey to shoot his upcoming movie “Laal Singh Chaddha”, met First Lady of Turkey Emine Erdogan.

According to the official web site of Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, the primary girl acquired the actor on the presidential residence on the Huber Mansion in Istanbul on Saturday, India’s 74th Independence Day.

First Lady Erdogan additionally tweeted in regards to the assembly on her verified Twitter account.

“I had the great pleasure of meeting @aamir_khan, the world-renowned Indian actor, filmmaker, and director, in Istanbul. I was happy to learn that Aamir decided to wrap up the shooting of his latest movie ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ in different parts of Turkey. I look forward to it!” she wrote.

Khan, 55, briefed Erdogan in regards to the social accountability tasks he was related to in the course of the assembly and the primary girl congratulated him for addressing social points in his movies, as per the assertion on the web site.

“Mr Khan stated that he would complete the shooting of his latest film ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’, which couldn’t be completed in India due to COVID-19, in Turkey, and invited First Lady Erdogan to the film set,” the press launch additional learn.

The assembly drew flak on Twitter.

Taking a sarcastic jibe at Aamir Khan, BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy tweeted from his verified account on Monday: “So I have been proven right in classifying Aamir Khan as one of the 3 Khan Musketeers?” Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri took to his verified Twitter account to ask: “Should Amit Khan have met the caliphate leader? What do you think?” Agnihotri misspelt the actor’s title, however the truth that he was referring to Aamir Khan when he wrote Amit Khan is obvious from the truth that his publish is in response to a tweet that Erdogan had earlier shared, together with footage of her assembly Aamir, on her verified account.

Reacting to a information piece speaking in regards to the actor’s assembly with the First girl of Turkey, Agnihotri wrote in a separate tweet: “Is this hypocrisy? What do you think?” “Dear @aamir_khan, some person informed me that you had not wished people on our 74th #IndependenceDay. I couldn’t believe it because you have been otherwise very particular on wishing people on such occasions. But then it came out to be true,” tweeted movie producer Ashoke Pandit.

The launch of ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ was just lately postponed to Christmas 2021. The movie additionally stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh and Tamil star Vijay Sethupathi.

The film, which is an official remake of Tom Hanks’ 1994 characteristic “Forrest Gump”, was beforehand scheduled to hit the theatres on December 25 this 12 months.

The manufacturing of the movie is but to be completed.

According to Ajit Andhare, Chief Operating Officer, Viacom18 Studios, the group is presently targeted on finishing the film.

“Secret Superstar” helmer Advait Chandan is directing the movie from a script by actor-writer Atul Kulkarni.

The venture is backed by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Aamir Khan Productions.

The movie has music by Pritam with Amitabh Bhattacharya credited for the lyrics.

Khan was final seen in ‘Thugs of Hindostan’. PTI

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