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Mona Singh reacts to criticism over her role in 'Laal Singh Chaddha'

Mona Singh finally speaks up in defense of her role in Aamir Khan's 'Laal Singh Chaddha'

By Web Desk
August 13, 2022
Mona Singh finally speaks up in defense of her role in Aamir Khans Laal Singh Chaddha
Mona Singh finally speaks up in defense of her role in Aamir Khan's 'Laal Singh Chaddha'

Actress Mona Singh finally responded to the criticism circulating all over social media questioning her role as a mother in Aamir Khan's latest,  Laal Singh Chaddha.

The 40-year-old actress is playing the role of a mother to 57-year-old Aamir in the movie which became the core reason for the criticism.

Fans pointed out that Mona was inappropriate for the character given the reference from the original movie Forrest Gump, where a 48-year-old Sally Field played a mother to 38-year-old Tom Hanks. 

At the time, fans called it an acceptable age gap.

As per Hindustan Times, Mona  broke her silence to say: "I didn't want to talk about it before because I wanted people to see the movie. And I am an actor. I am not playing Aamir Khan's mother, I am paying Laal's mother. As Laal ages, I age in the movie."

She further added: "It is not an Aamir Khan biopic where he is 57 and I am 40 and playing a mother. That would be wrong."

"Honestly, it did not once cross my mind that I might be doing the wrong thing. I was so confident and sure that most people would not question the age gap once they watched the film," Mona explained.

Mona and Aamir have reunited on-screen after  2009's 3 Idiots.

Laal Singh Chaddha released on August 11 to a disappointing collection of INR 12crore on its first day at the box office.