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A Bollywood remake of "Forrest Gump" is in the works, with Indian star Aamir Khan set to take on the role made famous by Oscar winner Tom Hanks.
The movie, titled"Lal Singh Chadha," will be in Hindi and directed by Advait Chandan who helmed the Khan's 2017 musical drama "Secret Superstar." Production is set to begin in October.
Khan announced the project Thursday, his 54th birthday, at a media event in Mumbai.
"We have bought the rights from Paramount," Khan said. "I have always loved Forrest Gump as a script. It is a wonderful story about this character. It is a feel-good film. It is a film for the whole family.”
"Forrest Gump" is one of the most iconic films in cinematic history. The 1994 movie, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was a critical and commercial hit. It also won six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Hanks.
Other upcoming Bollywood remakes include Indian versions of the teen romantic drama "The Fault in Our Stars" and the Keira Knightley music drama "Begin Again."
Slow-witted Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) has never thought of himself as disadvantaged, and thanks to his supportive mother (Sally Field), he leads anything but a restricted life. Whether dominating on the gridiron as a college football star, fighting in Vietnam or captaining a shrimp boat, Forrest inspires people with his childlike optimism. But one person Forrest cares about most may be the most difficult to save -- his childhood love, the sweet but troubled Jenny (Robin Wright). Read More