Shah Rukh Khan also part of Aamir Khan’s Lal Singh Chaddha
‘Lal Singh Chaddha’, Aamir Khan’s Hindi version of the English classic ‘Forrest Gump’, has been in the making for over a year. The film was originally planned as a Christmas 2020 release and everything was on track with swift progress in shoot. But due to the pandemic, shoot had to be put on hold for around six months, which forced a change in release plans. The film has now been pushed to December 2021. Shoot is now progressing at a brisk pace.
It is learnt that the makers of ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’ have got Shah Rukh Khan to play a cameo role in the film. If reports are to believed, the star will be appearing as the character Raj Malhotra from his iconic film ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ (DDLJ). He had shot for his portions in Delhi last month. It is worth a mention that Shah Rukh and Aamir have shared screen space only once before — 27 years back in Ashtoush Gowraiker’s debut film ‘Pehla Nasha’.
As per a report in Mirror, the screenplay of ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’ weaves in iconic moments from each decade and Aamir’s character Chaddha would be encountering top film stars during his journey of self-discovery. Shah Rukh’s scenes appear when Chaddha lands on the sets of ‘DDLJ’ and have a fun-filled interaction. Since the year is 1995, SRK will look like a younger version of himself with the help of prosthetics and VFX. The makers are also trying to rope in Salman Khan, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
‘Lal Singh Chaddha’ is directed by Advait Chandan of ‘Secret Superstar’ fame. Veteran actor Atul Kulkarni has scripted the film. Kareena Kapoor plays the female lead and Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi is also said to be playing an important role.