Lal Singh Chaddha: Aamir Khan to star in Forrest Gump remake
Bollywood’s Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan celebrated his birthday last day. On the joyous occasion, it was announced that Aamir would be starring in the official remake of classic American film ‘Forrest Gump’. The remake titled as ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’ will be helmed by Advait Chandan, a former accomplice of Aamir. Actor Atul Kulkarni is scripting the movie.
Advait made his directorial debut with the superhit film ‘Secret Superstar’, which was produced by Aamir Khan. The star is also producing ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’ jointly with Viacom 18 Motion Productions.The makers are planning to start shooting from October. It will be shot mostly in northern India, in and around the state of Punjab. Aamir Khan will be losing almost 20 kilos for the film.
‘Forrest Gump’, released in 1994, is a comedy drama based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The movie was directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Eric Roth. Tom Hanks played the titular role in the movie, which also had Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, and Sally Field in key roles. The movie won six Academy Awards including best piicture, best director, best actor, best adapted screenplay, best visual effects and best film editing.