Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has postponed his proposed visit to Assam till after Independence Day celebrations at his request.
“Aamir Khan spoke to me and he intended to come to Assam during the Independence Day celebration. But it may shift focus from Azadi Ka Amrit Mohatsav… hence I told him to fix a date after August 15,” Sarma told the media here on Friday.
Though the intent to visit Assam is unknown, sources said Khan wanted to promote his latest release “Laal Singh Chaddha”, which is a remake of the iconic Hollywood film “Forrest Gump”.
Khan’s latest film has been embroiled in controversy over the last few days.
Some sections of society were calling for a boycott of the film claiming that the Aamir Khan-starrer was disrespectful towards the Indian Army, while others recalled an earlier statement by the actor.