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Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha to release on Christmas 2020

Aamir Khan’s remake of Forrest Gump, titled Laal Singh Chaddha has got a release date. The film will release on Christmas 2020.

bollywood Updated: May 04, 2019 12:30 IST
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Indian Bollywood actor Aamir Khan looks on during the launch of a book about weight loss.(AFP)

Actor Aamir Khan’s next Laal Singh Chaddha will hit the theatres on Christmas 2020, Viacom18 Studios announced on Saturday. The film, produced by Aamir Khan Productions and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, is a Hindi remake of Tom Hanks’ 1994 classic Forrest Gump.

Secret Superstar’s Advait Chandan is directing the film with the script by actor-writer Atul Kulkarni. Aamir, 54, had announced the project on his birthday in March. The actor, whose last film Thugs of Hindostan did not perform well at the box office, said he would be losing around a lot of weight for his role in the film.

“My next film is finalised it is called Laal Singh Chaddha. It is being made by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Aamir Khan Productions together. It will be directed by Advait Chandan. It is an adaptation of Hollywood film Forrest Gump,” he said addressing the media. “We have bought the rights from Paramount and I am playing the lead role of Lal Singh,” Aamir told reporters.

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan with his wife director Kiran Rao helps in constructing watershed projects during the 4th edition of the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup-2019, at Koregaon village in Satara. ( PTI )

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Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis went on to win six Oscars, including best picture, best director and best actor for Hanks. The film which also starred Robin Wright was based on Winston Groom’s 1986 novel of the same name. It follows Forrest Gump, a big-hearted man from Alabama, who witnesses and influences several historical events in 20th century USA.

The actor said that the makers are yet to lock the cast of the upcoming film. “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,” Aamir added. “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. It’s a wonderful film so I really like it,” Aamir added. The actor also went onto to reveal that he would be sporting a turban for some part of the film.

The actor had also revealed that he would be sporting a turban for some segments of the film. The movie is expected to go on floors in October.

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First Published: May 04, 2019 12:30 IST