Laal Singh Chaddha is an upcoming Indian comedy-drama film directed by Advait Chandan from a screenplay written by Eric Roth and Atul Kulkarni. The film is produced by Aamir Khan Productions, Viacom18 Studios and Paramount Pictures. An adaptation of the 1994 American film Forrest Gump which itself based on Winston Groom’s 1986 novel of the same name, the film stars Aamir Khan as the titular character along with Kareena Kapoor, Naga Chaitanya (in his Hindi film debut).
The adaptation of Forrest Gump, underwent a series of changes over a period of two decades, with Atul Kulkarni spending the first ten years adapting the script, and another ten years purchasing the remake rights. Aamir Khan who bought the rights of the film in early 2018, announced the film officially on 14 March 2019, with its title.
Laal Singh Chaddha has been filmed in more than 100 Indian locations. Principal photography begun in Chandigarh on 31 October 2019. However production was halted in March 2020 owing to COVID-19 pandemic in India before resuming during mid-September 2020 in Delhi, due to which the film – initially scheduled for a Christmas 2020 release – was delayed by an entire year. It is now slated for cinema release on 11 February 2022.
Aamir Khan as Laal Singh Chaddha
Kareena Kapoor Khan as Manila Chaddha, Laal Singh Chaddha’s girlfriend
Naga Chaitanya as Bubba
Mona Singh as Laaliji, Laal’s mother