Trying to reason the debate, Aamir Khan recently stated that Mona Singh has done a fantastic job and that she essays the role of Laal’s mother and not Aamir Khan’s mother. During a recent interaction, Aamir addressed the age conflict and said, “I want to ask you a question that as an actor, as a creative person, if I’m looking 103, which I’m supposed to, why is my age inappropriate to play the role? Just because I am 57? What is the logic? Age specific kya hota hai actor ke liye? Actor ka toh yeh kamaal hota hai ke woh kuch bhi age ka ho aur kuch bhi age lage. (It is the beauty of the actor to look any age on screen despite their real age being different.) Yeh toh Mona Singh ka kamaal hai. Jab aap dekhoge toh aapko lagega ke badi young lag rahi hai, phir aapko lagega ke yeh toh badi old bhi dikh rahi hai. (When you will Mona Singh in the film then you will realize her brilliance. At one point you will feel she is looking very young, while at some other point she is looking old as well).”
Aamir went on to state that had he been in Mona Singh’s place, he would feel disturbed with this age debate surrounding the film. Directed by Advait Chandan, ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ has been adapted from the hit Hollywood film ‘Forrest Gump’ and is slated for release on August 11.