Recently, Aamir Khan announced that he will produce and star in the remake of Oscar-winner Forrest Gump that starred Tom Hanks in the lead role.
As per News18, the remake is tentatively titled Lal Singh Chaddha and will be directed by Advait Chandan (Secret Superstar fame).
Aamir Khan made the announcement during a press meet on his birthday yesterday, where he added that he will be undergoing a physical transformation for the role as well.
.@aamir_khan announces his next film #LalSinghChaddha, an adaptation of #TomHanks’ #ForrestGump. The actor will lose 20 kilos for it & will be seen donning a turban. The film will be directed by #AdvaitChandan & produced by @ParamountPics, @Viacom18Movies & #AamirKhanProductions— Box Office India (@boxofficeindia) March 14, 2019
While Aamir Khan has definitely given stellar movies in the past, adapting a classic like Forrest Gump is no easy feat. And Twitterati was definitely divided on whether Aamir would be able to pull it off:
Its not going to be an easy task to remake such an all time cult like Forrest Gump. But someone like @aamir_khan is definitely trustworthy. Lots of looks, mannerisms, episodes, changeovers, he can pull it off. This is an exciting news. #LalSinghChadha— VCD (@VCDtweets) March 14, 2019
I want to run as fast as Forrest Gump after learning Aamir Khan is remaking it in Hindi— Haricharan Pudipeddi (@pudiharicharan) March 14, 2019
Does Bollywood want to fuck up every Hollywood classic?— Rahul (@RahulM612) March 15, 2019
Forrest Gump remake with Aamir Khan!? Really!?
Thought that guy would retire or worse after Thugs of Hindostan!
Come up with something fucking original for gods sake Bollywood!
Aamir Khan's next - Forrest Gump remake 🙄— ...💔 (@MeRajeev3) March 14, 2019
Aamir Khan's next film #LaalSinghChadha, an official adaptation of Hollywood Classic #ForrestGump has been written by Marathi Actor @atul_kulkarni... 2 actor par excellence personalities coming together, we can only expect a magic on screen 🔥✨🎉— AAVISHKAR (@aavishhkar) March 14, 2019
Here it comes now he is gonna destroy the great movie called Forrest gump— Ankit tiwari #lagbhagPhamous (@ankitanky707) March 14, 2019
Bollywood nowadays: Jingoism, Half-baked manipulated biographies and sports dramas. With @aamir_khan venturing into H'wood remake, don't be surprised if a series of remakes follow. Bollywood sucks big time of late. #LaalSinghChaddha #ForrestGumpRemake #SHIT— Ramaswamy (@lramaswamy95) March 14, 2019
Aamir Khan's next is an official adaptation of Forrest Gump and I am not surprised. He must have wanted to do this for the longest time.— Nehal (@ItsNehal) March 15, 2019
So much so that he was subconsciously playing the part in many roles he did like P.K. , Dhoom 3 etc
Tom Hanks gave one of his finest performances as the lead, and it will definitely be a tough act to follow for Aamir.