Aamir Khan has responded after his upcoming production’s team, Laal Singh Chaddha, was criticized for littering the shooting location in Ladakh. A video had claimed on Twitter that the film crew had left trash after shooting in the village of Wakha in Ladakh.
The Twitter user had posted a video as proof of his claim. The video, posted on July 8, quickly went viral. On Tuesday, Aamir Khan and his team denied the allegations, saying the production team followed strict cleanliness protocols in shooting areas.
“To whomever it may concern, AKP (Aamir Khan Productions) would like to clarify that as a company we follow strict protocols for cleanliness in and around our shooting areas. We have a team that ensures the site is kept waste free at all times. At the end of the day there is a recheck of the entire location. At the end of the entire schedule, we make sure that when we leave a location, we leave it as clean or cleaner than we found it,” said Aamir Khan Production.
— Aamir Khan Productions (@AKPPL_Official) July 13, 2021
The team dismissed the allegations and ended the statement stating that the shooting locations are “open to relevant local authorities to conduct checks whenever they wish.”
Aamir Khan’s team had previously told indianexpress.com that the first clip of the garbage spreading over an area was an “old video.” Aamir Khan is currently shooting for Advait Chandan director Laal Singh Chaddha in Ladakh. The actor was joined by Telugu actor Naga Chaitanya on the sets. Laal Singh Chaddha, also starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Mona Singh, will mark Naga Chaitanya’s debut in Hindi films. The film is the official Hindi remake of Tom Hanks’ blockbuster Forrest Gump.
The film is scheduled for this year.