Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi Comments On Depiction Of Indian Army Officer In Movie Lal Singh Chaddha
Senior Advocate and Member of Parliament Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi has commented on the controversy surrounding the depiction of an Army officer by actor Amir Khan in his latest movie Lal Singh Chaddha.
The movie depicts the low-IQ hero to be an officer of the Indian Army.
Rest assured, the Indian Army doesn't take people who don't meet certain mental and physical standards, Dr. Singhvi commented on Twitter while clarifying that he has not watched the movie.
Singhvi has also said that the recruitment of Forrest Gump was done during Vietnam War when they were taking just about anybody.
Lal Singh Chaddha is a remake of the 1994 Hollywood film Forrest Gump. In the movie, the low-IQ hero enlists in the US army and serves in Vietnam, where he saves several wounded colleagues and is awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism.
"Hope they have disclaimed the movie appropriately", Singhvi said in his tweet.
Haven't seen LSC but rest assured, Indian Army doesn't take people who don't meet certain mental & physical standards. Recruitement of Forrest Gump was done during Vietnam War when they were taking just about anybody. Hope they have disclaimed the movie appropriately.— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) August 12, 2022
Earlier, English Cricketer Monty Panesar had termed the depiction of armed forces in the movie, disrepectful and disgraceful. "This movie is total disgrace to India Armed Forces Indian Army and Sikhs !!Disrespectful. Disgraceful", he had tweeted.
Forrest Gump fits in the US Army because the US was recruiting low IQ men to meet requirements for the Vietnam War. This movie is total disgrace to India Armed Forces Indian Army and Sikhs !!Disrespectful. Disgraceful. #BoycottLalSinghChadda pic.twitter.com/B8P2pKjCEs— Monty Panesar (@MontyPanesar) August 10, 2022