Content studio Viacom18 Studios, in association with Aamir Khan Productions, has announced their upcoming Indian film ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’, inspired by Paramount Pictures’ Oscar-winning movie, ‘Forrest Gump’.
While Aamir Khan essays the titular role in the film, Kareena Kapoor Khan will be paired opposite him. Laal Singh Chaddha is directed by Advait Chandan of Secret Superstar fame and is being written by Atul Kulkarni. The film will release in Christmas 2020.
Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Studios, said, “It gives me immense pleasure to announce our upcoming venture with Aamir Khan titled Laal Singh Chaddha. For every cinephile out there, the must-watch list of films would be incomplete without the mention of Forrest Gump. To be able to adapt the classic for Indian audiences is a long-cherished dream for many of us. Knowing Aamir’s burning passion for this subject for many years, he is the perfect partner to bring to life this dream. I also want to thank Jim, Andrew and the wonderful team at Paramount Pictures for believing in our vision and continuously supporting all endeavours to bring some of their best content to the Indian markets.”
“We’re thrilled to be in business with Aamir Khan Productions and Viacom18 Studios, and to see them bringing this timeless story to a whole new generation of audiences,” said Andrew Gumpert, Chief Operating Officer of Paramount Pictures. Paramount Pictures Corporation, a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom, the content company with prominent film, television and digital entertainment brands.
Forrest Gump, starring the Academy Award winner Tom Hanks, is a 1994 American comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump (Hanks), a slow-witted but kind-hearted man from Alabama who witnesses and unwittingly influences several defining historical events in the 20th century in the United States. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis.