Aamir Khan is known to perform characters with such finesse on screen that you believe they are a part of your life. Every year, he comes up with a movie that leaves an impact on us (drop Thugs of Hindostan, Aamir too apologized for that), and as the audience, we also wait for his movies. Recently, on his birthday, Aamir had confirmed the reports circling around that his next project would be a Hindi remake of Tom Hanks starrer Forrest Gump.
Along with that, he also confirmed the title of the movie which will be Laal Singh Chadha. The movie would be helmed by the Secret Superstar director and his former assistant Advait Chandan. This will be their second association for a movie together.
Aamir Khan has apparently begun prepping up for the movie which may go on floors soon in October. To play the titular role in the movie, he would have to lose 20 kgs and go on a certain diet for that. Despite working on his look for the movie, he is currently on a recce tour, scouting locations for the film’s shooting. Filmfare further reported that from 22nd April to 27th April, he also looked for several locations on his five day Dharamshala tour.
He was last seen in a village called Zhawadarjun where he had stopped by to help the villagers solve the prevailing water problem with the help of his Paani Foundation (A Non-Profit Organisation set up in 2016 by the team of Satyamev Jayate to fight drought in rural Maharashtra).
After officially buying the rights of the film, the team is busy making some modifications in the script, for it to work better with the Indian audiences. Aamir Khan perfectly suits to play the titular role which in the original movie was played by Tom Hanks.
The IMDB synopsis of the 1994 Forrest Gump, which won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Hanks, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects, and Best Film Editing and bagged many other awards and nominations like Golden Globes, People’s Choice Awards, and Young Artist Awards, reads:
Slow-witted Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) has never thought of himself as disadvantaged, and thanks to his supportive mother (Sally Field), he leads anything but a restricted life. Whether dominating on the gridiron as a college football star, fighting in Vietnam or captaining a shrimp boat, Forrest inspires people with his childlike optimism. But one person Forrest cares about most may be the most difficult to save — his childhood love, the sweet but troubled Jenny (Robin Wright).
After this movie, Aamir Khan, if reports are to be believed, will start working on his dream project and magnum mythology adaptation Mahabharata, in which he will play Krishna. Are you excited to see him as Laal Singh Chadha? Tell us in the comments down below.