On March 14 this year, Aamir Khan announced his upcoming project Laal Singh Chaddha. While he didn’t spill any details back then, all fans knew at the time was that the forthcoming film is a Hindi remake of Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump. A source close to the 54-year-old superstar has now opened up about what the film will entail and it seems to be full of historical events that everyone would love to know about. The project will reportedly unravel India’s growth in the past few years and will shed light on previously important political happenings in the country, revealed the insider.
“The film will also show specific instances like the Babri Masjid demolition to other current political and national happenings like the formation of the Modi government and more,” said the source. “Lal Singh Chaddha is not just a film. It will be a reference for the world to see what happened in India in the past few years like how the Paramount film Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks, did with reference to the US,” it added.
Similarly, Laal Singh Chaddha will show Aamir meeting important political and historical personalities in VFX laden visuals. “What Aamir and director Advait Chandan clearly understand is that the film’s political symbolism at many places will have different interpretations and hence, they are assuring that it will not rake up too much controversy and will not inadvertently create trouble for the film,” stated the source. When Aamir made the film announcement, he said, “I have finalised my next film and it is titled Laal Singh Chaddha. It is a remake of American film Forrest Gump. It is being made by Viacom 18 and Aamir Khan Productions. Advait Chandan will direct it. We have bought the rights from Paramount Pictures.” Aamir will be seen wearing a turban on the big screen and is required to shed 20 kilos for the role. Kareena Kapoor Khan will also be seen in the film and is working with the Dangal star for the first time after Talaash. The film will release in December 2020.