Aamir Khan’s 'Forrest Gump' remake to set new Bollywood record

Published: September 20, 2019
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Aamir Khan. PHOTO: FILE

Aamir Khan. PHOTO: FILE

Actor Aamir Khan will reportedly shoot across 100 different locations in India for his upcoming film, Lal Singh Chaddha, a remake of the 1994 Tom Hanks-starrer, Forrest Gump. The actor is also said to be in the process of losing 20kg for the role, reported Hindustan Times.

“The script demands Aamir to showcase the journey of his life and that will need him to be in different locations each time. The actor does not believe in studio set-ups, and has asked his team to scout 100 locations across the country where they can shoot,” said a source.

PHOTO: FILE

PHOTO: FILE

It added, “Apart from Delhi, Gujarat, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Hyderabad, there will also be several states where Aamir will shoot for the first time. This way, he will also explore the country.”

Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis, unravelled the story of a simple-minded man who inadvertently influences important cultural and political events through his journey across America. The insider stated, “100 locations for any Hindi film is happening for the first time and Aamir wants to show it in the best way possible. The process has already started and for the next one-and-a-half month, he will be engaged in finalising locations. He will start shooting for it from November 1.”

PHOTO: BOLLYWOOD LIFE

PHOTO: BOLLYWOOD LIFE

Aamir’s last big budget action adventure, Thugs of Hindostan, bombed at the box office. He was also said to be mulling over a possible Osho biopic. Alia Bhatt was rumoured to have been roped in to star as the spiritual leader’s controversial aide, Maa Anand Sheela.

The Dangal star recently confirmed that he has re-attached himself to the Gulshan Kumar biopic, after previously announcing his exit from it. Lal Singh Chaddha is being directed by Advait Chandan, with whom Aamir worked with on Secret Superstar.

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