Well, this is something not new, Bollywood is known for taking on movies from Hollywood and make somewhat decent remakes. This time taking on Tom Hanks and Robert Zemeckis’ classic movie Forrest Gump is getting the remake treatment… let’s hope for the best.
THR is reporting that Indian superstar Aamir Khan is set to star in the movie, which will be called Lal Singh Chadha. The movie will be directed by Advait Chandan who previously directed Khan’s musical drama in 2017 called Secret Superstar. Khan had this to say in a statement:
“We have bought the rights from Paramount. I have always loved Forrest Gump as a script. It is a wonderful story about this character. It is a feel-good film. It is a film for the whole family.”
This isn’t the only American movie that Bollywood is remaking. They are developing remakes of Jon Favreau’s Chef, and Tom Cruise’s Knight and Day, The Fault in Our Stars, and Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo’s musical drama Begin Again.
Aamir Khan revealed that Forrest Gump would start shooting in October.