Back in 1994 when the Tom Hanks' classic 'Forrest Gump' hit the theatres, many of us were either too young or too naive to completely appreciate the movie for the marvel that it was. We went back to it years later, often a number of times over the years because it that good, and invigorating and inspiring!View this post on Instagram
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Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump - the honest and kind to a fault man - took us for a ride that's bound to stick to every individual who has laid their eyes on this film even once.
Cut to 2019, and Aamir Khan is all set to star in the Bollywood remake of this classic movie which is going to be called 'Laal Singh Chaddha'. Aamir made the announcement yesterday on the occasion of his 54th birthday and fans are elated! Not only will a turban-clad Aamir essay the titular role in the film, he will also be producing it alongside Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.View this post on Instagram
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Talking about the desi adaptation of the film, Aamir told the media, “ "I have always loved 'Forrest Gump' as a script. It is a wonderful story about this character. It is a life-affirming story. It is a feel-good film. It is a film for the whole family."
As per latest reports, 'Laal Singh Chaddha' will hit the theatres in 2020, and Aamir will be dropping close to 20 kgs for his character. The film will be directed by 'Secret Superstar' director Advait Chandan and shall be written by Atul Kulkarni.
Aamir told PTI, “We have started the prep work on the film. The shoot will start from October. I will be prepping for six months. I have to lose weight. I will be losing 20 kgs. I have to be lean and slim."
We have too many good memories attached to the film, and given Aamir's previous record (let's cut him some slack for 'Thugs Of Hindostan' please), we are expecting some great things from Aamir Khan and 'Laal Singh Chaddha'.