Lal Singh Chaddha: Vijay Sethupathi to star alongside Aamir Khan in Forrest Gump remake
Bollywood’s Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan is starring in the official remake of classic American film ‘Forrest Gump’. The remake titled as ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’ will be helmed by Advait Chandan of ‘Secret Superstar’ fame. Veteran actor Atul Kulkarni has scripted the movie, which is scheduled to start rolling shortly.
Interestingly, Tamil star Vijay Sethupathi has been approached to play a crucial role in the movie. We presume that he will be playing the role of Benjamin Buford Bubba from ‘Forrest Gump’. The character was played by Mykelti Williamson in the original. It is a very prominent role and needless to say, it will be quite exciting to see Aamir and Sethupathi sharing screen space. The two had recently met to discuss about the project. Also, in the IFFM, Sethupathi had confirmed that they will soon be acting together.
‘Forrest Gump’ starring Tom Hanks is a Hollywood classic that got released in 1994. It is a comedy drama based on the novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The movie was directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Eric Roth. It won six Academy Awards including best picture, best director, best actor, best adapted screenplay, best visual effects and best film editing.
Apparently, the Hindi version, ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’ has been adapted to suit the sensibilities of the Indian audience. Aamir Khan is also producing it jointly with Viacom 18 Motion Productions. The makers are planning to start shooting from this October. It will be shot mostly in northern India, in and around the state of Punjab. It has already been announced that the movie will be hitting screens for Christmas 2020.