Bollywood actor-producer Aamir Khan has earned the ire of many on Twitter after photos of his meeting with Turkish First Lady Emine Erdogan were shared on social media.
Reportedly, Aamir Khan is in Turkey on a recce for Laal Singh Chaddha, his remake of Tom Hanks’s Forrest Gump.
Film shoot for Laal Singh is supposed to kick off in Turkey in October 2020.
Turkish First Lady Emine Erdoğan took to social media sharing a couple of photos of her meeting with the Bollywood actor, with a caption, “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!”.
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! pic.twitter.com/3rSCMmAOMW— Emine Erdoğan (@EmineErdogan) August 15, 2020
However, Aamir Khan’s meeting did not go well with his fellow Indians who came out stalking the actor on social media. While, several Indians have called for a boycott of Laal Singh Chaddha, given the background of Erdogan’s anti-India statements, after Aamir Khan’s meeting with Turkish President’s wife.
Amir khan is the biggest snake of all in bollywood. He created a persona of himself being perfectionist but cleverly either stole the ideas from west (memento, prestige etc) or depended on novels and autobiography. His recent original films are flops (talash, thugs etc).— Naveen (@NAVEEN21WCH) August 16, 2020
The likes of #AamirKhan can go ahead and meet the top most leaders of Turkey, a nation which is now very friendly with the enemies of our country, is because they fear zero retaliation from citizens of this country.— Ashu (@muglikar_) August 16, 2020
Many went ahead and even watched Dangal.
Each one teach one…
Aamir Khan with the wife of Turkey's President Erdogan. Turkey is doing full Propaganda against India. This is self goal by Aamir Khan. pic.twitter.com/ghd6xB4Hbx— Farrago Abdullah (@abdullah_0mar) August 16, 2020
Interesting. Aamir Khan made time to meet Turkey’s Islamist dictator @RTErdogan and his wife. https://t.co/LXEjVIHOve According to this report Khan asked for the meeting…wonder if this is Turkey’s PR or Khan actually wanted to meet Erdogan.— Rajeev Mantri (@RMantri) August 16, 2020
Today Amir Khan met wife of Turkish President,Turkish President is openly known for his pro Radical islamist policies and anti-Bharat Stance.— Malhar Pandey (@malhar_pandey) August 16, 2020
yet an influencer like Aamir Khan meets his wife. What may be the reason behind this meet?
My #thread on this …..
Aamir Khan’s meeting with Emine Erdoğan comes at a time when India's relationship with Turkey has deteriorated, particularly after Article 370 was scrapped in J&K last year. #mashallah #AmirKhan #BoycottBollywoodMafia— Jyotsana kaushik (@JyotsanaKaushik) August 16, 2020