- A poster of Aamir Khan’s much-awaited film, Laal Singh Chaddha, was released on Wednesday.
- Kareena Kapoor Khan is also the lead star and the movie is a Hindi adaptation of Tom Hanks classic Forrest Gump.
- Shah Rukh Khan’s production house has also collaborated with Aamir Khan for Laal Singh Chaddha.
It was on Aamir’s 54th birthday this March that he made the big announcement about Laal Singh Chaddha. The actor had also revealed that it was during the shooting of the 2006 film Rang De Basanti that actor Atul Kulkarni shared the idea of Forest Gump adaptation.
Aamir Khan shared an update about his film Lal Singh Chaddha on Wednesday and the Internet is all over it. The film is the Hindi remake of the 1994 Hollywood film Forrest Gump. It also stars Kareena Kapoor in the lead role. In the video shared by Aamir, we can see a white feather blowing in the wind, which quickly reminds us of the ending scene of the original film, Forrest Gump, which starred Tom Hanks in the main role. The video ends with the name of the film and the release date was flashing on the screen. Aamir Khan wrote on Twitter, sharing the update on social media: “Kya pata hum mein hai kahani, ya hai kahaani mein hum…”
There were also similar updates by Aamir Khan on Twitter.
Shah Rukh Khan is also a part of Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha. But wait, it’s not in the way that you think. Actually, SRK’s production house has collaborated with Aamir Khan for Laal Singh Chaddha.
SRK also replied to Aamir Khan’s tweet about the movie’s motion poster and wrote, “Yaar tum hi poori kahaani ho! All the best for the endeavour and hard work.”
Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies VFX, a visual effects studio, is collaborating with Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha. Their official Twitter handle also tweeted, “Haan hain kahaani main hum… ??@vfx_redchillies is proud to be a part of Laal Singh Chaddha.”
Forrest Gump is a film directed by Robert Zemeckis, which was released in 1994. It went on to win six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Hanks. The film is based on Winston Groom’s 1986 novel of the same name and follows Forrest Gump, a dimwitted man from Alabama, who witnesses and unwittingly affects several historical events in the 20th century US.
Here is the trailer of Forrest Gump:
In an interview to Hindustan Times, Aamir revealed that he does not have any problems with remakes. Despite this, he has a criticism about Bollywood that it is losing its originality. He said, “I believe that whenever a script excites me, I want to do it. I have done remakes in the past too. It Happened One Night was remade into Dil Hai KI Maanta Nahi, and Tamil film Ghajini was remade as Ghajini in Hindi. However, most of my films are original scripts. As a creative person, I feel it gives you an opportunity to reinterpret the same material.”
On adaptation of the film, Aamir had said in a statement, “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.” The actor also revealed he would sport a turban but it’s “for some part of the film”.
Aamir Khan also said,”During the shoot, he had shared that the Forest Gump is one of his favourite movies. Atul approached me with adaptation script later on but I did not take him seriously. I read the script after 2 and a half years and loved it. After that, I went behind taking the right of the movie.”
Aamir will co-produce the Hindi adaptation along with Viacom18 Motion Pictures. The movie will be directed by Secret Superstar director Advait Chandan. Lal Singh Chaddha is set to be released on Christmas next year (December 25).