Kareena Kapoor on why Aamir Khan asked her to audition for Laal Singh Chaddha: ‘There’s science to that decision’

Kareena Kapoor says she wouldn’t have agreed to audition for anyone except Aamir Khan. Recently, she had said she auditioned for the first time for her third film with Aamir, Laal Singh Chaddha.

Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan has said she auditioned for the first time in her career for Laal Singh Chaddha, adding that she agreed to it only because it was Aamir Khan. Aamir and Kareena have worked together in Talaash and 3 Idiots.

Directed by Advait Chauhan, Laal Singh Chaddha will hit the theatres on Christmas 2020. It is a Hindi remake of Tom Hanks’ 1994 classic Forrest Gump.

A Mid Day report quoted Kareena as saying, “I wouldn’t have agreed to do this for anyone except Aamir. He is a genius, and he would want to do the best for his film. If he asked me to audition, it is only because he knew I was perfect for the part. But he wanted to be sure of what he was seeing in me. There’s science to that decision.”

Sharing details of her audition, she told the tabloid, “He wanted me to read two scenes with him. The minute I did the reading, I knew I had bagged the part. I have an amazing chemistry with Aamir that comes alive [on screen] the minute we get together.”

She added, “Aamir is as transformative as Tom Hanks. I am his biggest fan. He is the only actor who leaves me tongue-tied.” Earlier, talking about the audition, Kareena had said, “So it just happened very organically. I heard the script like just then the minute he called me and he was just like let’s read some scenes. I want you to read some scenes. So I was like yeah, I have never done something like this. I thought like what the hell. I want to see myself if I want to do this or not and you know there is nothing wrong in that.”

Talking about her last film with Aamir, 3 Idiots, Kareena recently told Hindustan Times, “I think it’s an absolute honour and dream come to true for me to always stand in the same frame as Aamir Khan because I am a huge fan, everyone knows that. I have always admired Aamir since Raakh (1989). In fact I think he is one of the soundest minds in Indian cinema.”

Directed by Robert Zemeckis, Forrest Gump won six Oscars, including best director, best picture and best actor for Tom. The film which also starred Robin Wright was based on Winston Groom’s 1986 novel of the same name.

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Laal Singh Chaddha: Aamir Khan meets fans on film set in Kolkata

On Sunday, Aamir Khan met his little fans while shooting for the second schedule of his film Laal Singh Chaddha in Kolkata. The film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan.

After Chandigarh, Aamir Khan is currently shooting for Laal Singh Chaddha in Kolkata. On Monday, the actor met his little fans on the set. Several pictures of the actor are going viral on social media in which Aamir is seen surrounded by many children in his Laal Singh Chaddha avatar.

Recently, Aamir Khan’s new look from the Advait Chandan directorial film leaked on the internet. In the new look, Aamir resembles Tom Hanks from Forrest Gump. Laal Singh Chaddha is the official Hindi remake of the 1994 film directed by Robert Zemeckis.

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Laal Singh Chaddha first poster out: Aamir Khan will make you smile

Aamir Khan took to Instagram to share the first poster of his upcoming film Laal Singh Chaddha.

After his last film, Thugs of Hindostan, failed at the box office, Aamir Khan is gearing up to come to the big screen with the incredible story of Laal Singh Chaddha. The film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead role.

Recently, Aamir took to Instagram to share his first look from Laal Singh Chaddha. He wrote, ” Sat Sri Akaal ji, myself Laal…Laal Singh Chaddha.”

Aamir is currently shooting for the film in Chandigarh. Earlier, Aamir’s look from the film got leaked. Aamir was sporting the same checkered lilac shirt, thick beard and high-waist pants in the leaked picture.

Not just Aamir, Kareena Kapoor’s pictures from the shoot also made it to the internet. The actress is seen in a simple pastel pink salwar-kameez and dupatta with no make-up look.

Kareena returned to Mumbai yesterday after shooting for a few scenes of the film in Chandigarh.

Laal Singh Chaddha is the Hindi remake of Hollywood star Tom Hanks’s 1994 Hollywood film Forrest Gump. In the original film, Tom Hanks played the role of a slow-witted guy who witnessed some historical events of United States in the 20th century.

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Lal Singh to meet Forrest Gump

Sources say that Aamir Khan has got Tom Hanks’ blessing for Lal Singh Chaddha, a remake of his Forrest Gump.

Aamir Khan doing a Hindi remake of the Tom Hanks classic Forrest Gump is not news, but now its seems Hanks, who immortalised the part, may be in the loop to support the project.

According to sources Paramount Pictures, the parent company that produced Forrest Gump and Viacom 18, Paramount’s affiliate who will produce the Hindi adaptation titled Lal Singh Chaddha, would be made with Tom’s full support and knowledge.

In fact, Aamir is often compared with Tom Hanks, and their career graph displays a similar affinity to breaking new grounds in the commercial cinema. Aamir is also set to meet Tom before embarking on the remake.

“Viacom 18 is looking at arranging the meeting between Tom Hanks and Aamir Khan as a warm-up to the remake,” our source reveals.

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Aamir Khan on adapting Forrest Gump into Lal Singh Chaddha: Believe in a script if it excites me, remake or not

Earlier this year, Aamir Khan announced the Hindi adaption of Tom Hanks’classic Forrest Gump. Titled Lal Singh Chaddha, the film will be helmed by Advait Chandan, and co-produced by Aamir and Viacom18 Motion Pictures.

The actor is currently traveling to North India for an extensive recce, scouting locations in Delhi, Punjab, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Ladakh, and Rajasthan. In an interview to Hindustan Times to discuss the upcoming feature, his stance on remakes, and how excited he is to reunite with Kareena Kapoor Khan after almost seven years.

Aamir confesses the film has been in making for the last eight years, and he is thrilled to watch it finally happening. While the plot details are kept under warp, he reveals the script is almost ready, and the team plans to begin filming from 1 November.

On Lal Singh Chaddha

Aamir is hopeful the audience will easily resonate with his character Lal Singh Chaddha, citing that he is lovable, and has a different way to look at things. When asked about whether it is a challenge to portray the character when he is above 50 (Tom Hanks was 28 when he acted in Forrest Gump), Aamir mentions each running shot in the original film was around 30 seconds, so that is not a problem at all.

On remakes

The 3 Idiots actor states he accepts the scripts which ‘excites’ him. He adds that he does not have any problem with remakes despite there being criticism about Bollywood losing its originality. “I believe that whenever a script excites me, I want to do it. I have done remakes in the past too. It Happened One Night was remade into Dil Hai KI Maanta Nahi, and Tamil film Ghajini was remade as Ghajini in Hindi. However, most of my films are original scripts. As a creative person, I feel it gives you an opportunity to reinterpret the same material,” he says.

On reuniting with Kareena

Aamir who previously collaborated with Kareena for 3 Idiots and Talaash, says he enjoys working with her. He calls Kareena a “wonderful actress”, and is really excited to reunite with her for the upcoming feature.

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Lal Singh Chaddha: Kareena Kapoor Khan & Aamir Khan’s film to go on floors on THIS date in Punjab?

Lal Singh Chaddha is an adaptation of the Tom Hanks starrer Forrest Gump. Reportedly, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Aamir Khan will kick off the first schedule in Punjab and it will involve them romancing each other in college.

This year on his birthday, Aamir Khan announced that he had bagged the rights of Tom Hanks starrer Forrest Gump and his next will be an adaptation of the film. Since his announcement, various speculations have been coming in related to his film Lal Singh Chaddha. The leading lady opposite Aamir is Kareena Kapoor Khan and fans are excited to see the 3 Idiots duo pairing up again. Now, as per the latest update coming in, Lal Singh Chaddha might be going on floors soon.

As per a report in PrimeTime.com, Aamir and Kareena will kick off the first shooting schedule of Lal Singh Chaddha from Punjab on November 1. The two will be seen romancing each other in college as their younger self in the film. A source quoted to the portal that Kareena and Aamir will be shooting in various locations of Punjab including Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar and others. Bebo and Aamir will sport different looks in each timeline that they meet. The source even revealed that Kareena’s character will have many layers and might even be shown as hippie-like person who keeps entering Lal’s life again and again until they settle down and get married. 

The source quoted to the portal and said, “Kareena joins him in the first schedule in Punjab. She plays his best friend from childhood with whom he instantly falls in love and keeps loving her right till the end. The first schedule will see both Kareena and Aamir’s characters in their younger days in school (played by child artistes) where they become friends and then college when they fall in love. Aamir has lost 20 kgs to play the younger version of Lal Singh Chaddha.”
Yesterday, Aamir and Kareena were snapped after their meeting for the film and fans are excited for the actors. As per previous reports, Lal Singh Chaddha will be shot in over 100 locations in India and both Bebo and Aamir will sport four different avatars in different eras in the film. As Lal aka Aamir’s story moves through times, Kareena will keep entering his life. Directed by Advait Chandan and written by Atul Kulkarni, Lal Singh Chaddha will be releasing on Christmas 2020. 

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Aamir Khan describes Lal Singh Chaddha, says ‘He’s a lovable, innocent Sikh guy’

Aamir Khan has said that he has no problems doing remakes, as even before Lal Singh Chaddha, he has done Ghajini and Dil Hai KI Maanta Nahi.

Be it time, preparation or efforts — trust Aamir Khan to put his heart and soul into the characters he portrays onscreen. At present, the actor is totally devoted to his next, Lal Singh Chaddha — an adaptation of Hollywood film Forrest Gump — and is making sure that from his character’s looks to shooting locations, he leaves no stone unturned to get them right. “I’ve been after this film for the last eight years, so I’m thrilled it’s finally happening,” the actor tells us, as we caught up with him for a sit-down chat during his recent visit to the Capital. Excerpts:

So, what brings you to Delhi?

We’re on an extensive recee for Lal Singh Chaddha… seeing locations in Delhi, Punjab, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Ladakh, Rajasthan and I’ll be travelling for two to three days in each city.

When the film was announced, the title received a mix response. Did that make you anxious?

That’s the character’s name. [Actor] Atul Kulkarni has done the adaptation and he has made him a Sardaar (sikh guy), that’s why I’m growing my beard. So far, I’m happy with the script; we start shooting on November 1. Hopefully we’d be able to execute it well.

Tom Hanks did the role when he was 30, whereas you’ve crossed the 50-mark. Do you find it a challenge?

Not really. [In Forrest Gump]… if you see the each running shot, it’s not more than 30 seconds. Woh cut karke sequence mein lagta hai ki woh char saal bhaga. So, that’s not a worry. The challenge is actually getting the ‘sur’ of the character right.

Do you think audience easily relate with such sensitive characters onscreen or is there always a risk?

I think so. This character is very lovable. He’s so innocent… he has got this different way of looking at things. He’s someone you immediately empathize with when you connect. Unless I perform it badly (laughs), then it’s a different game. As a written character, it’s such that you’d fall in love with him straightaway.

Amid the debate that Bollywood films lack originality and that’s why we see so many remakes or adaptations; do you feel any pressure?

I don’t have a problem in doing remakes. I believe that whenever a script excites me, I want to do it. I have done remakes in the past, too — It Happened One Night was remade into Dil Hai KI Maanta Nahi and Tamil film Ghajini was remade as Ghajini in Hindi. But, it’s not something I do very often. Most of my films are original scripts. As a creative person, I feel it gives you an opportunity to reinterpret the same material. It’s like doing Shakespeare — down the centuries, people have been doing his plays again and again.

Be it Ghajini or Dangal, you’ve set the bar high when it comes to getting the look right for a character. Do you want to take it easy now?

Each time you have to not just be the character but look like that, too. In this case, I feel Lal Singh is a character — bodily and physically speaking — I see him as a lean person throughout the film, who is not exceptionally muscular. That’s how I’m hoping to project it. And I’d be speaking Punjabi in the film that I’ve just started learning.

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Chiranjeevi’s Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy Trailer, As Reviewed By Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan briefly discussed Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy with Chiranjeevi when they met at the Kyoto airport in April this year.

Aamir Khan is keeping up with the work of his ‘favourite actor’ (his words not ours) Chiranjeevi and his post about the latter’s upcoming film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy proves it. Aamir Khan, 53, watched the trailer of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy recently and shared this thought on social media. “Just saw the trailer of Sye Raa…! Huge scale! I am a big fan of Chiranjeevi Garu and I can’t wait to see the film! All the very best to Chiranjeevi Sir, Ram Charan and the entire team,” he wrote. Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, which is produced by Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan, is based on the life of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, who rebelled against the British rule 10 years before than the First War of Independence of 1857. Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy will open in cinemas on October 2.

Here’s what Aamir Khan posted for Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy:

Earlier this year, the Mangal Panday actor ran into Chiranjeevi at the Kyoto airport and he shared a picture from their impromptu meeting. “Ran into one of my favourite actors, Superstar Chiranjeevi Garu at Kyoto airport! What a pleasant surprise. Discussed his new project about freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. You are always such an inspiration sir,” he had tweeted.

During the promotion of his 2016 film Dangal, Aamir Khan revealed his bucket list of actors he wants to work with from the southern film industry. “I look forward to an opportunity to work with Pawan Kalyan, and I also like his brother Chiranjeevi’s work,” Aamir Khan had said.

As of now, Aamir Khan is busy working on Lal Singh Chaddha, which is the Hindi adaptation of Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump. He also has Mogul, a biopic on T-Series founder Gulshan Kumar, in the pipeline.

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Yogi Babu in Aamir Khan’s film

It is known that Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi is all set to play the role of Aamir Khan’s friend in his Bollywood debut titled as Lal Singh Chaddha. The film with Aamir khan was announced last month, on the sidelines of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM). The latest is that comedian Yogi Babu is also in talks to play a role in the film.
The star comedian who is part of almost most films in Kollywood, has confimred that he is talks with the makers of Aamir Khan’s film. In a recent interview, while he was questioned about acting in other languages, he revealed that he is talks to play a role in Aamir Khan’s Hindi film and is working out the dates to see if he can manage to be a part of the film.

It is said that film is an official remake of the Hollywood movie, Forest Gump directed by Robert Zemeckis which got many academy awards. The movie was released in 1994 and starred Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise and Mykelti Williamson. It is also speculated that the crew has modified the screenplay to have Mykelti Williamson character as a Tamil person, and that role will be played by Vijay Sethupathi.

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How Forrest Gump makers agreed to sell the rights of the film to Aamir Khan for Lal Singh Chaddha

It took reportedly over 5 years for the deal of Lal Singh Chaddha to be finalised. The makers of Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump were specifically keen on roping in the actor for the role of the titular lead.

We can say with conviction that all the Aamir Khan fans, by now, know about the next movie he is going to be seen in. It is Lal Singh Chaddha, a remake of the 1994 Hollywood cult classic Forrest Gump, wherein Aamir will be seen playing the titular role.

The film was announced on the occasion of the Thugs of Hindostan actor’s 54th birthday earlier this year. As per a statement, it took over five years to finalise the film’s deal. Many filmmakers had reportedly approached the makers of the original to purchase its rights in the past.

However, Forrest Gump makers were reportedly keen on selling the rights only if Aamir Khan came on board, as they felt that only he would be able to do full justice to the quality of the movie.

Aamir reportedly met the makers of the movie and initiated the talk about the remake. “It took more than five years to finalise the deal,” a statement read. Aamir is reportedly leaving no stone unturned and developing the film to his best. 

Lal Singh Chaddha would see Kareena Kapoor Khan as Aamir’s leading lady and would be directed by Advait Chandan, who has previously helmed Secret Superstar,starring Zaira Wasim and Aamir. 

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