As per earlier reports, actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has been confirmed as the leading lady of Aamir Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha, which is a Hindi remake of the 90s Hollywood classic Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks, who won an Oscar Award for Best Actor in 1995 for his outstanding performance in this film. The Hindi remake of this spectacular movie — the story of a man with low IQ and a physical disability — will be directed by Advait Chandan, who also directed the sweet and poignant film Secret Superstar, which starred Aamir Khan in a supporting role.
Viacom18 Studios will be backing Laal Singh Chaddha and the COO, Ajit Andhare shared his excitement via a press release, “It gives me immense pleasure to announce our upcoming venture with Aamir Khan. For every cinephile out there, their must-watch list of films would be incomplete without Forrest Gump. To be able to adapt the classic for Indian audiences is a long-cherished dream for many of us. Knowing Aamir’s burning passion for this subject for many years, he is the perfect partner to bring to life this dream.”
When the initial news of Kareena playing Aamir’s love interest in the film — a character named Jenny in the original — was doing the rounds, it was reported that the actress was in London, shooting till August, but would be coming to Mumbai for some television commitments and the casting for Laal Singh Chaddha would be finalised during her visit. The actress has finally given a nod to this exciting project. She has previously appeared with Aamir Khan in 3 Idiots and Talaash: The Hunt Begins. Her other upcoming projects include Angrezi Medium, Good News and Takht. Laal Singh Chaddha will go on the floors in a few months and is slated for released on 25th December, 2020.