Aamir Khan has stated that he did not use certain scenes from Forrest Gump in his upcoming film Laal Singh Chaddha. In a new interview, Aamir revealed that the ‘adult scenes’ from the original film were not included in the Hindi remake, according to the Hindustan Times.
Laal Singh Chaddha is the official Hindi remake of Tom Hanks’ 1994 film of the same name.
When asked about the adaptations made for the Indian audience, Aamir told Prabhat Khabar, “Laal Singh Chaddha is heavily inspired by the original, Forrest Gump.” However, we have made some changes to accommodate Indian audiences sensibilities. The Hollywood film included a few adult scenes, which we did not include in our film. We want people to watch our movie with their entire families.”
As the film’s release date approaches, many internet users have advocated for a boycott. In response to the trend, Aamir told ANI on Monday, “That Boycott Bollywood… Boycott Aamir Khan… Boycott Laal Singh Chaddha… I feel sad also because a lot of people who are saying this in their hearts believe I am someone who doesn’t like India… In their hearts they believe that… And that’s quite untrue. I really love the country.”
Forrest Gump is a 1994 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is based on Winston Groom’s 1986 novel of the same name and stars Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, and Sally Field. The plot follows Forrest Gump (Hanks) through several decades of his life, as he witnesses and unwittingly influences several defining historical events in the twentieth-century United States. The film deviates significantly from the novel.
Laal Singh Chaddha, directed by Advait Chauhan of Secret Superstar fame, also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh, and Naga Chaitanya in key roles. The film will be released in theatres on August 11.