Forrest Gump was one of the most popular and culturally impactful movies in the 90s. Tom Hanks played Forrest Gump, a low I.Q individual, who would somehow stumble upon many of histories greatest moments during his time period. The movie was a box office smash bringing in over $670 million in ticket sales, according to Box Office Mojo. The role also netted Tom Hanks an Oscar for his role. Now, 25 years later, Aamir Khan will play “Forrest Gump” in the near future for the Bollywood remake.
According to Variety, Aamir Khan will star and produce the adaptation of Forrest Gump. The new title of the movie will be “Lal Singh Chaddha.” I don’t think it’ll have the same ring as “My name is Forrest. Forrest Gump.”
“My name is Lal Singh. Lal Singh Chaddha.” Yeah, it doesn’t have the same ring. “Life is like a box of chutney.” That doesn’t work either.
Although the press event was in celebration of Bollywood superstar, Aamir Khan’s 54th birthday, he surprised the crowd with the announcement of “Lal Singh Chaddha.”
The movie will be in pre-production for six months before Advait Chandan, who directed “Secret Superstar” helms it.
The movie will start shooting in October and will be released in 2020.
“I have always loved “Forrest Gump” as a script. It is a wonderful story about this character. It is a life-affirming story,” Khan said. “It is a good film. It is a film for the whole family.”
I can’t wait for this movie to come out. I’m pretty sure that “Lal Singh Chadda” will be there when Gandhi gets assassinated and maybe he’ll show Freddie Mercury some moves. He might even fight in a war against Pakistan. The choices will be endless. It’ll be cool if they close the movie out with a Bollywood dance number after Indian Jenny dies of Aids. This movie is on the top of my watchlist for next year.