Kareena Kapoor reacts to criticism for calling Forrest Gump ‘classist' film: 'That’s why I’m not on Twitter'

Published on Aug 10, 2022 10:44 AM IST

Days after calling Forrest Gump 'an elitist kind of classist film', Kareena Kapoor reacted to the criticism she faced on social media. She also shared why she made the statement about the film.

Kareena Kapoor called Forrest Gump an 'elitist kind of classist film'.
Kareena Kapoor called Forrest Gump an 'elitist kind of classist film'.

Actor Kareena Kapoor has responded to a section of the people criticising her on social media platforms after she called the Academy Award-winning film Forrest Gump 'an elitist kind of classist film'. In a new interview, Kareena said people troll actors for 'one reason or the other' and so she's not on Twitter. Kareena also revealed why she made the statement about Forrest Gump. (Also Read | Kareena Kapoor calls Forrest Gump 'an elitist kind of classist film', internet shocked)

Kareena will be seen in Laal Singh Chaddha, the official Hindi adaptation of Forrest Gump (1994). Directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Eric Roth, Forrest Gump stars Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson and Sally Field.

Speaking with News18, Kareena said, “Every day, there’s one reason or the other for which we’re trolled. That’s why I’m not on Twitter. I feel like it’s for people who just want to keep venting and I don’t have time for that. I’m very busy with my kids, family and work. I don’t have time for all this."

She also spoke about her comment on Forrest Gump, “Somebody who probably doesn’t speak English is going to watch the film for their love of the story which they’ve come to know from the trailer and not because it’s a remake of a Hollywood film. It’s being dubbed in Tamil and Telugu too so that people can watch and enjoy it in their own language, and there’s nothing wrong in that. Not everyone in the world would have seen Forrest Gump!”

Recently, in an interview with News18, Kareena had said, “There are still a lot of people who still haven’t seen Forrest Gump. Because the masses would not have seen Forrest Gump. It is an elitist kind of classist film. It's a film that the mass people they haven't seen, so they will see it for a story. They aren't gonna see it because it's a remake of Forrest Gump. Of course, Aamir (Khan) has made it for that but it's also a story that people would like to see."

After her remark, people expressed shock on social media platforms. A person tweeted, "The reason I believe education is important." Another one said, “These people undermine the masses. OTT has brought 'elitist' movies to our homes. Time and curiosity is a combination any trash cannot beat.” A Twitter user also said, "I mean she says this for a mainstream movie."

Laal Singh Chaddha is all set to hit the theatres on August 11. Apart from Kareena, the film features Aamir Khan, Mona Singh, and Naga Chaitanya. The film has been produced by Aamir Khan Productions, Kiran Rao, and Viacom18 Studios. The Laal Singh Chaddha team recently announced that the film will be available on OTT six months after its release.

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