Aamir Khan’s next movie “Laal Singh Chaddha” is an official adaptation of the Hollywood classic Forrest Gump. The excited actor revealed this piece of information during a press meet on his 54th birthday. Forrest Gump is a Tom Hanks movie that has won several accolades and is counted among the most loved movies of all time.
Aamir Khan was quite exuberant while talking about the project and seem quite taken up with the role. He was quoted as saying that he has always loved Forrest Gump as a script, it is a “life affirming story” that can be watched with the entire family.
Aamir has brought to life several amazing characters, gone through various body transformation and delivered hits after hits. Though fans are quite excited to see “Mr. Perfectionist” in the new avatar, the news of him portraying Forrest Gump, is being taken with a grain of salt. Cinema purists believe that it would be next to impossible to justice to a classic of Forrest Gump’s stature. It would also prove excessively difficult to match up to the deep, soulful and spectacular performance Tom Hanks gave as the sweet-love struck Forrest.
The success of this movie becomes extremely relevant seeing the kind of response Aamir Khan’s last movie “Thugs of Hindostan” received. The movie which starred Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh, did not fare well with the Indian audiences who have already had a taste of the spectacular ‘Pirates The Carribean’.
The movie is being directed by Advait Chandan, the director of Secret Superstar and written by Atul Kulkarni. It is being jointly produced by Aamir Khan Productions and Viacom 18.