On the eve of his birthday celebration, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan made an official announcement. And i.e. his next upcoming film Laal Singh Chaddha – a Hindi remake of Tom Hank’s iconic film Forrest Gump. The movie would be an Advait Chandan directorial, who directed ‘Secret Superstar’ in the past. The filmmaker has issued an official confirmation, that the movie will reach the screens on the Christmas eve next year in 2020.
Reputed trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted,
“Mark the date… Aamir Khan’s new film #LaalSinghChaddha to release on #Christmas 2020… Stars Aamir in title role… Directed by Advait Chandan… Written by Atul Kulkarni… #Viacom18Movies.”
Making a prior announcement, Aamir had said in the past,
“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. We have bought the rights from Paramount and I am playing the lead role of Lal Singh.”
Spilling details about the film, the actor had revealed,
“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. 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 also revealed that he will be wearing a turban in some scenes of the film. Meanwhile, when it comes to his last project, it has not seen much of success and a kind of breakthrough is very much expected from Laal Singh Chaddha.