Laal Singh Chaddha: Aamir Khan shoots at Howrah Bridge in Kolkata


At around 5am, Aamir Khan with his ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ team shoots at the famous Howrah Bridge. Before the traffic becomes too heavy and he gets recognized and mobbed by the public, the perfectionist wrapped up the shoot.

Aamir Khan shoots a scene in which he is walking briskly on the bridge clad in a black tee. The 54-year-old wrapped the shooting within an hour.

Later in the day, the team also shot at Amherst Street in the central part of the city and several other locations in the city. 'Laal Singh Chaddha' is an official remake of 1994 Oscar-winning movie 'Forrest Gump'.

‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ is the official adaptation of Tom Hanks' Forest Gump. The film will be distributed by Paramount’s parent company, Viacom. Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis. Writer Eric Roth, who won the Academy Award for his script for Forrest Gump, has been credited for the Hindi remake of ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ as well. Atul Kulkarni has done the adaptation.

In an interview to Hindustan Times, Aamir had shared a few details about the character, and how it is different from Hanks’ Forrest Gump. “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,” he’d said. “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.”

Aamir Khan added that he has been trying to get the rights of Forrest Gump adaptation for the last 8 years. ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ will be shot in North India. "We are still on a recce for it, but it will be in India, Punjab, all the North side," Aamir revealed.

The perfectionist has to lose 20 kilos to portray the character and in on strict diet chart. He is currently on dal, sabji and roti and his dietician has briefed him about the diet chart.

Directed by Advait Chandan, ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ features Kareena Kapoor Khan in the female lead and the film went on floor in November and is slated for release on Christmas, 2020.