It was on his 54th birthday that Aamir Khan revealed his next venture, Laal Singh Chaddha, the Hindi remake of Hollywood's cult classic, Forrest Gump. Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks, was a recipient to several Academy Awards, among other recognitions and the film's popularity continues to this day. There could not have been a better birthday announcement, right? Moving on, the film has now found its release date as well.
Laal Singh Chadha will occupy the theatres on Christmas 2020. As a perfect combination, the coming year's Christmas is a Friday as well! However, Aamir's film isn't the only release of the season. If everything works as per schedule, then Ajay Devgn and Ranbir Kapoor's yet-untitled film directed by Luv Ranjan is also eyeing a 2020 Christmas release. Looks like quite a powerful clash!
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Laal Sing Chaddha is being helmed by Advait Chandan, who also directed Aamir in Secret Superstar. The actor, known to be a director's actor, has gone through some unbelievable transformations for the sake of his films, in the past. The latest example of this is Dangal, featuring him in three stages of a wrestler's life. Even for Laal Singh, Aamir, who plays a Sardar, will shed around 20 kgs.
"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," Aamir earlier told reporters after announcing the project.
As per a recent report on Filmfare, the team has also begun with pre-production and is currently on recce in Dharamshala. Aamir, along with his people, had a five-day stay in the hills and visited several places as potential locations.