The day before yesterday on his birthday, Aamir Khan announced that his next outing will be Lal Singh Chaddha. The Thugs of Hindostan actor will be seen as a Sardar in the movie which is an official remake of 1994s Oscar-winning movie Forest Grump. The actor also revealed while interacting with media that he has begun the prep for his role. Furthermore, he said that he will be shedding almost 20 kgs for weight for the role. According to a news Bollywood Hungama, the star has locked a released date for the same. Lal Singh Chaddha will have a Diwali release next year. So it will be a Diwali gift from the Dangal actor to his fans. Aamir Khan's last outing, Thugs, too had a Diwali release last year. While Thugs of Hindostan was a failure at the box office with earing 145 crores at the ticket windows, it will be interesting to see how Lal Singh Chaddha fares.
“The preps for it has started and Aamir sir is yet to finish his research. We all know that Aamir sir takes only one film at a time and Lal Singh Chaddha is currently his priority. He will be prepping for the next six months after which the film will go on floors in the last quarter of 2019. Hence, keeping the schedules in mind, the team decided that Diwali 2020 would be best for the release,” – A source told the entertainment portal.
Watch the video of Aamir announcing his film here...
Forrest Gump was based on a 1986 novel by the same name, written by Winston Groom. Tom Hanks played the lead character alongside Robert Wright and Gary Sinise. The movie received several accolades and was the biggest hit of that year. Forrest Gump swept the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects and Best Film Editing. Meanwhile, Hanks was applauded for his performance with a Best Actor Oscar award. The movie also performed well at the Golden Globes, People’s Choice Awards, and Young Artist Awards.
The film is being co-produced by Aamir Khan and Viacom 18 and its first shooting schedule will begin in October this year. Secret Superstar helmer Adavit Chandan will don the director's hat for the film. No other cast apart from Aamir has been finalized yet.
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