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Laal Singh Chaddha: Aamir Khan reveals the film’s 14-year-old journey towards completion

The upcoming film, which also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Naga Chaitanya, is the Hindi remake of Forrest Gump.

  • Shilpa S

Last Updated: 02.26 AM, Jun 02, 2022

Laal Singh Chaddha: Aamir Khan reveals the film’s 14-year-old journey towards completion

The journey of getting Laal Singh Chaddha onto the big screen seems to have been a long and arduous one indeed for Aamir Khan. The upcoming film’s trailer was released recently, and the film is set to hit theatres this year, after numerous postponements. Khan recently talked about the whole journey of getting the film made.

As reported by news agency IANS, Khan had talked about how the film came into being at a recent media event. Atul Kulkarni had approached Khan with the idea for the film, shortly after the premiere of Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na. After Kulkarni approached Khan with the idea for a Hindi remake of Forrest Gump, Khan had spent almost a decade to get the rights to the film.

One of the main reasons it took Khan so long to get the film’s rights was because Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis was initially unwilling to hand over the film’s rights. The Hollywood director had even refused to have a meeting with Khan at first.

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Although Khan eventually did manage to secure the rights, the COVID-19 pandemic had struck, which in turn led to several more snags in the film’s development. Khan said that despite the roadblocks, his patience was one of the biggest things which helped him persevere in his pursuit.

In addition to starring as the titular character, Khan is also a producer on the film under his Aamir Khan Productions banner. The film, directed by Advait Chandan, also features Kareena Kapoor Khan, Naga Chaitanya and Mona Singh.

Laal Singh Chaddha will hit the big screen on August 11, 2022.

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