Aamir Khan wanted a Christmas release for Laal Singh Chaddha for the longest time.
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Aamir Khan on the sets of Laal Singh Chaddha.
Soon after Ranveer Singh took to Instagram to announce that his upcoming movie 83 will release on Christmas 2021 , Aamir Khan also announced that he postponed Laal Singh Chaddha's release. The film will now release in 2022.
Aamir Khan, much like Ranveer, made the announcement a day after Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray announced the reopening of theatres in Maharashtra. The theatres will reopen from October 22 but the movie, obviously will not release then.
"We will now be releasing Laal Singh Chaddha on Valentine's Day 2022," Aamir confirmed through his post. The announcement came after 83 took Christmas for its release.
See his post here:
Laal Singh Chaddha was aiming for a Christmas release since 2020. However, the movie had to be postponed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown and the theatres being shut.
Considering the movie is made for theatres, the actor-producer did not wish to opt for a direct-to-OTT release, unlike his peer Salman Khan. The superstar had released Radhe on ZEE5 since he wished to keep his promise to fans about the movie being an Eid release. Salman, however, simultaneously released the film in theatres in some parts of the country and the rest of the world.
Laal Singh Chaddha, an Indian adaptation of Tom Hanks' Forrest Gump, is directed by Advait Chandan. It also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and is penned by Atul Kulkarni.
Interestingly, this will be the first Aamir Khan film to not release on a big festival - Christmas or Diwali, in a long time. While the actor usually books his movie releases for Christmas, he changed the norm and released Thugs of Hindostan on Diwali. The change did not work in his favour back then but considering the situation and knowing the plot of the film, Laal Singh Chaddha might just be an exception that works in Aamir's favour, even if it is a Valentine's Day release.