After the failure of Thugs Of Hindostan, Aamir Khan fans have been waiting to know about his next project. He was supposed to be the lead in Saare Jahaan Se Accha (Rakesh Sharma biopic), Mogul (Gulshan Kumar biopic) and Osho’s biopic for Netflix.
However, he stepped down of all of these for various reasons, leaving fans disappointed. Then we heard that Aamir would be focusing on his five-part magnum opus Mahabharata. That would have been a long wait. Thankfully, he announced Lal Singh Chaddha, the Bollywood remake of Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump. And the film is already slotted for a Christmas 2020 release.
He has started shooting for the same with his leading lady Kareena Kapoor Khan. The unison of the 3 Idiots jodi is another reason why fans are so excited about this one.
While the shooting of the film has ended, there have been hushed talks in the trade circle that the film may end up being a disappointment. No one is ready to place their bets on the film until they see the teaser. Fair enough. But there is one person who feels that the film has ‘superhit’ written all over it and that person is none other than Aamir’s leading lady, Bebo.
We hear that the actress has been going around saying that the film Lal Singh Chaddha might just become Aamir’s “biggest blockbuster”. In her words, the film is “an emotional roller coaster, rooted in a love story”. While talking to senior journalist and film critic Rajeev Masand, Kareena said that the film is ‘faithful to the original film down to the last detail’.
Kareena Kapoor chats up with Kiran Rao outside Aamir’s house
Well, it is not new for someone from a film’s team to sing praises about it. And since the film’s completion is at a nascent stage right now, it may be a little too soon to predict its fate. That said, let’s hope that what Kareena has said comes true and we finally get to see the superstar performer Aamir Khan deliver his best yet when Lal Singh Chaddha releases on Christmas 2020.
(*And erase the memories of his last film, Thugs of Hindostan*).