While Aamir plays the lead role, Mona took the place of her mother, Mrs. Chaddha. Aamir is 57 years old while Mona is 40 years old. During a recent press conference, Aamir was asked about Mona playing his mother in the film. To this, the actor explained that there is no specific age for an actor. He urged people to consider it Mona’s talent to be able to play an older woman on screen.
According to a report in Pinkvilla, the actor questioned the logic behind criticism of Mona playing his mother. “I want to ask you a question: as an actor, as a creative person, if I look like I’m 103, which is what I’m supposed to do, why is my age inappropriate to play the role? Just because I’m 57. logic? Kya hota hai age-specific actor ke liye? Actor ka toh yeh kamaal hota hai ke woh kuch bi age ka ho aur kuch bi age lage”, did -he declares. [Translation: What is age specific for an actor? It is the beauty of the actor to look any age on the screen despite their real age.]
“Kya baat kar rahe ho aap log? 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. uska kamaal cheen rahe hain usse Bohot tort kar rahe ho Main agar Mona hota toh main bohut bother ho jata,” he further stated.
[Translation: What are you saying? This is Mona Singh’s brilliance. When you see her in the film then you will think that she is looking very young. You will also feel that she is looking old as well. It is her brilliance. You are snatching away her good work. This is wrong. Had I been in her shoes I would have been very disturbed.]
Laal Singh Chaddha is the Hindi remake of the 1994 film Forrest Gump in which Tom Hanks played the lead role. The film, directed by Advait Chandan, will hit screens on August 11.