Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan to kick-start Lal Singh Chaddha on 1st November? Aamir Khan
After the debacle of Thugs of Hindostan (2019), Aamir Khan will be seen in Lal Singh Chaddha, an official remake of the 1994 Hollywood film Forrest Gump. Though the actor has not revealed who is playing the female lead opposite him, some industry insiders inform that Kareena Kapoor Khan has been roped in for the female part.
The latest update on the much-awaited project is that the team is gearing up to commence the first shooting schedule from November 1. Kareena Kapoor Khan will join Aamir Khan during the schedule to be filmed in Punjab.
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A source informs an entertainment portal, “While Aamir and his team have been scouting many locations across India, the first schedule will begin from November 1 in Punjab and shot across cities like Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar and nearby towns and villages. Both Aamir and Kareena will be seen in various looks spanning three decades and also in various professions. They meet in school and keep bumping into each other over a span of time. Aamir plays a simple-minded guy who influences important sports, political and cultural events in India through his journey across the country, over a span of three decades. This requires him to be in different locations each time. Apart from Punjab, the star is also expected to shoot in Delhi, Gujarat, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. 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 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.”
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Talking about Kareena Kapoor Khan’s role, the source adds. “She has fought her own battles in life, seen ups and downs, and the more she gets hurt, the more self-destructive she becomes. But she loves Laal Singh. Kareena has not done a multi-layered character before and may even be seen as a hippie – a culture that flourished during the early 1970s. She keeps re-entering Lal Singh’s life at various times and they eventually get married. Kareena too will have various getups like Aamir – from college, then according to her bohemian lifestyle and finally in the latter years when she meets Lal Singh during adulthood.”
To be directed by Advait Chandan, Lal Singh Chaddha is scheduled to release on Christmas 2020. Apart from playing the male lead, Aamir Khan is co-producing the film with Viacom18 Motion Pictures.