On the eve of his birthday, the Bollywood’s perfectionist Aamir Khan announced that he will be acting in the remake of the 1994 Hollywood classic Forrest Gump.
The movie which will be named as Laal Singh Chaddha will be directed by Advait Chandan of Secret Superstar fame.
“I’ve always loved Forrest Gump as a story. It’s a life-affirming story of a (unique) character. It’s also a feel-good movie for the whole family,” Aamir said at a media interaction. Speaking about his character, he added, “I will be losing 20 kgs for the movie since I have to be lean and slim. The training will take six months.” The actor also confirmed that the character is a Sardar and he will be wearing a turban for “some part of the movie”.
Laal Singh Chaddha will be co-produced by Aamir Khan Productions (AKP) and Viacomm18 Motion Pictures. The movie is expected to go on floors later this year and release in 2020.
The Forrest Gump was directed by Robert Zemeckis and had Tom Hanks as the lead, whose life journey intersects with key historical events in 20th century America. The movie was awarded six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor.