Academy Award-winning movie “Forrest Gump” is a getting a remake – in Bollywood, and it will star Hindi superstar Aamir Khan in the lead role.
Titled “Lal Singh Chaddha”, Khan announced his involvement in the film during his 54th birthday in Mumbai, announcing that Advait Chandan will be the one directing the new film.
“I have always loved ‘Forrest Gump’ as a script. It is a wonderful story about this character. It is a life-affirming story. It is a feel good film. It is a film for the whole family,” he said as quoted by Variety.
Filming is due to start in October, and Khan aims to lose almost 20 kilos and will be sporting a turban in portions of the film, as the narrative travels back and forth in time.
Released in 1994, “Forrest Gump” which starred Tom Hanks won 6 Oscars, including best picture, best director and best actor for Hanks.
Khan’s adaptation of “Forrest Gump” is expected to hit screens next year.