Aamir Khan on his 54th birthday announced his upcoming project titled Lal Singh Chaddha. The film is an official remake of the Academy Award-winning Tom Hanks starrer film, Forrest Gump. While the remake news has got mixed reactions, the film's release date may now have been locked by the makers. According to reports, the film may be headed for a Diwali 2020 release. This comes as a bit of a surprise given that Aamir Khan's last debacle, Thugs Of Hindostan too had a Diwali release.
The film is expected to go on the floors by the end of 2019 and hence the makers are eyeing a Diwali release. During the announcement, Aamir spoke about the film's production saying, "We have started the preparation. We will begin shooting in October. The prep will go only for six months till the time I am ready for the role.”Aamir Khan Confirms His Role as Laal Singh Chadha in an Official Adaptation of Tom Hanks Starrer Forrest Gump, Watch Video.
Lal Singh Chaddha is being helmed by Secret Superstar director Advait Chandan. While the news of Aamir Khan playing the lead role has been announced, there have been no details about the supporting cast including, the character of Jenny in the original film who is shown to be the love interest of Forrest. Lal Singh Chaddha: All You Need to Know Tom Hanks' Forrest Gump That Inspired Aamir Khan's Upcoming Film.
The film is being co-produced by Aamir Khan and Viacom 18 and it will be interesting to see how things are shaping up once the first shooting schedule begins in October.