On his 54th birthday, Aamir Khan announced the remake of Forrest Gump reprising the Oscar-winning role of Tom Hanks in a Hindi film. Aamir hosted a media interaction at his residence on his big day and confirmed the big news. The official rename of Forrest Gump will be titled as Lal Singh Chaddha.
The actor also revealed how the film has always been one of his favourites and that he was after its rights for eight years. “Forrest Gump is one of my favourite films. Always thought if I could make an Indian adaptation, it has to be of this film. I have been trying to get rights for 8 years after chasing Paramount Pictures, who hold all the rights to the 1994 released script," Aamir said.
[caption id="attachment_229522" align="aligncenter" width="647"] (L-R) Tom Hanks and Aamir Khan[/caption]
On comparisons with Forrest Gump star Tom Hanks, Aamir added, “I was compared to Tom Hanks back then, but I never see any similarities between us, except that our eyes and energies are similar. Late photographer Gautam Rajyadhaksh in the 90s' was the one who pointed out my resemblance to Tom.”
The film will be directed by Secret Superstar fame Advait Chandan and produced by Aamir Khan Productions and Viacom 18.