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Laal Singh Chaddha Is Aamir Khan’s Lowest Opener Ever

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Aamir khan and Kareena Kapoor in Lal Singh Chadha

After the rigorous  promotion and  marketing,  Aamir Khan is  in a state  of  shock at the low boxoffice  numbers  for  Laal Singh  Chaddha. The film has opened as  low  as   10-15 percent in  several centres. 

This is  by far the lowest opening collection for any  recent Aamir Khan starrer. His last release  Thugs Of Hindostan, though a major  boxoffice disaster,  had opened at  Rs 52 crores.

The pandemic seems  to have changed the  boxoffice equation  irreversibly.

Suman  Sinha  a leading  Bihar exhibitor says,  “The opening of Laal Singh Chaddha is  really very discouraging. Aamir Khan’s films are known  to get an impressive  opening always.  This is  the  first time I’ve seen such low collections for an Aamir starrer.And  it’s unlikely to get   any better because  audiences have not really liked the  film. Remaking a  forty-year old  Hollywood classic(Forrest Gumpdoesn’t seem  like  a  good  idea.”

Is Laal Singh Chaddha a   casualty of  the  cancel-culture?

“I don’t think the call for boycott affects  any film. Audiences  like  a film, they will go,don’t  like a film,won’t go. Sometimes they don’t like  a film after seeing the trailer,” says a  director who has worked with Aamir in  the past.

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