Viacom18 Studios joins hands with Aamir Khan Productions for ‘Forrest Gump’ inspired movie

‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ will feature Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan in lead roles

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Published: Jun 24, 2019 10:51 AM  | 2 min read

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 seen paired opposite him for the third time. 

Laal Singh Chaddha will be 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 endeavors 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.

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