Aamir Khan to play lead role in remake of Tom Hanks’ film ‘Forrest Gump’

Nation Next Newsroom | Mar 14, 2019 16:55

Tom Hanks (left) in the film ‘Forrest Gump’ and Aamir Khan (right)

Aamir Khan, who celebrated his 54th birthday on Thursday, announced that his next film would be an official adaptation of actor Tom Hank’s popular Hollywood film ‘Forrest Gump’. Aamir also shared that the Hindi adaptation will be called ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’ and will be produced by Aamir Khan Films and Viacom18 Motion Pictures. The film will be directed by ‘Secret Superstar’ director Advait Chandan.

The film’s shooting will begin in October and Aamir will shed 20 kilos to play the titular role of Lal Singh. Speaking about the film, Aamir said, “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 also revealed the the rights of for Hindi adaptation of Forrest Gump have been procured from Paramount.

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Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks was released in 1994 and went on to win six Oscars, including best picture, best director for Zemeckis and best actor for Hanks. The movie, which is an adaptation of Winston Groom’s 1986 novel of the same name, is a story about a man named Forrest Gump, who’s a slow learner and yet achieves things through hard work and patience.