A remake of the iconic film “Forrest Gump” is underway, and a Bollywood actor is taking a chance on the project.
Inspired by the 1994 film, “Lal Singh Chaddha” follows a Sikh man playing the famous character of Tom Hanks. The idea started floating around in 2008, when Atul Kulkarni offered the Hindi version of the film to one of Bollywood’s biggest names, Aamir Khan.
After that, Khan and Viacom18 Studios started the decades-old process of securing the rights of the film. According to the Free Press Journal, after 14 years of patience and perseverance, ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’ is finally hitting the big screen on August 11.
movie ,Originally inspired by ‘Forrest Gump’, However, we have made some changes to suit the sensibilities of the Indian audience. There were some adult scenes in a Hollywood film, which we did not take in our film. We want people to watch our film with their entire family,” Khan, who is associated as a producer and lead actor, said in an interview with Bollywood entertainment news site Koimoi.
Directed by Advait Chandan, the remake features a star-studded cast, with Kareena Kapoor Khan playing Roopa Kaur, Laal Singh’s girlfriend and Mona Singh as his mother.
Even without the “adult scenes”, the film is about 22 minutes longer than the original in typical Bollywood fashion.
According to IMDb, “Forrest Gump” followed the life story of “an Alabama man with an IQ of 75” as he dreams of reuniting with his first love, “the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal and other historical events”. lives through.
Of course, the historical context within the Bollywood version will change and so will the favorite scenes. “Box of Chocolate”, from the famous “Forrest Gump” line, will also be in the Bollywood remake – but this time it will be a reference golgappasAn Indian street food snack.
According to The Star, Indian audiences are not as excited to see the film as #BoycottLaalSinghChadda was trending on Twitter, with Khan commenting “about not feeling safe in India in 2015”.
“I really love the country. I am like that. It is unfortunate if some people feel that way. I want to assure everyone that it is not so, so please don’t boycott my films, please do not boycott my films. Watch movies,” the actor said while addressing the response.