Sargun Mehta Speaks on Aamir Khan’s Punjabi Accent in Laal Singh Chaddha: “Nobody Could Have Understood Pure Punjabi…” | Exclusive
Sargun Mehta reacts to Laal Singh Chaddha memes over Punjabi accent. When asked about Aamir being mocked for his Punjabi accent in the movie, here's what the actress said.
Punjabi Accent in Bollywood: Punjabi actors Sargun Mehta and Gurnam Bhullar who will be seen in Sohreyan Da Pind Aa Gaya, recently reacted to memes on Aamir Khan‘s Punjabi accent in Laal Singh Chaddha. In Bollywood films, there has been a lot of Punjabiness on screen like Balle-Balle, Punjabi beats, Bebe (grandmother)’s role, for a long time now. The makers have expanded their sets and shot movies in Punjab to give that pind vibe. Apart from this, the lead actors adapt Punjabi accents for their films. One such kind of upcoming film is Laal Singh Chaddha, where Aamir Khan plays a role of a Sikh man and speaks in Punjabi. After the release of the trailer, netizens were disappointed to see Khan speaking in Punjabi. There was a lot of discussion about it on Twitter as most of them said Aamir’s Punjabi accent looked quite artificial.
Sargun Mehta accepts Aamir Khan could have done better
In an exclusive interview with India.com and the entire ZEE group, Sargun Mehta and Gurnam Bhullar talked about the Punjabi dialect used in Hindi films. The actress accepted that Aamir could have done a bit better, but she also supported him saying, “If Aamir would have said in pure Punjabi, nobody could have understood. If the superstar next does a Bengali film and use too much of Bengali words, then we’ll be not able to understand it”.
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Sargun Mehta added, “Aamir sir is not a Punjabi and he has taken up a role. Actors are supposed to take versatile roles. I can say that he could have done a bit better but jitna bhi unhone kia hain bahot calm and mehnat lagti hain sirf utna karne mein bhi. (Whatever he has done in the film, it takes a lot to get the results. He has been calm and has worked really hard).”
Gurnam Bhullar, who will be seen opposite Sargun Mehta in Sohreyan Da Pind Aa Gaya, also commented on the Punjabi accent used in Bollywood films. Talking about Laal Singh Chaddha, the Diamond singer said, “Basically, it’s a national cinema that will be released pan India. The Hindi films have a mix of Punjabi, Marathi, Tamil, etc. We are the ones who point out these things. So it should not matter.”
Watch the full interview of Sargun Mehta and Gurnam Bhullar:
Sargun Mehta is coming up with Sohreyan Da Pind Aa Gaya along with Gurnam Bhullar on July 8, 2022. In this interview, Sargun and Gurnam also shared a few hilarious incidents from their film.
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