Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, who is currently in Turkey to shoot his film “Laal Singh Chaddha”, faced massive flak after he met the First Lady of Turkey Emine Erdogan.

Turkey’s first lady meet Aamir at the Presidential residence at the Huber Mansion in Istanbul on August 15th.

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

Statement by Turkish Government

Aamir is in Turkey to complete the shoot of “Laal Singh Chaddha”, which is a remake of American Classic ‘Forrest Gump’ starring Tom Hanks.

Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh and Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi also star in the film and this was supposed to release on December 25th this year, however as the shoot was cancelled due to Covid pandemic, the release has postponed to Christmas 2021.

Political fight over meet

The move sparked a massive political tug of war between BJP and Congress. Several BJP leaders and supporters slammed the actor for meeting Turkey’s first lady. They not only reminded the actor of his previous comments made in 2015, wherein he claimed he was unsafe in India, but also highlighted the numerous instances wherein Turkey had backed Pakistan in United Nations and other global bodies over Kashmir.

Meanwhile, several Congress leaders and their supporters backed the actor, claiming the actor merely met the First Lady in his capacity as an actor and this is nothing but a courtesy call.

Regardless of the political fight, the actor has certainly sparked a row and it remains to be seen if he or the Centre will react to the controversy surrounding the visit.

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