Aamir Khan to play 'Forrest Gump' in Bollywood remake
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan will reportedly play the role of Forrest Gump in the Bollywood remake of the film.
According to Pinkvilla, the actor has bought the rights to the 1994 Tom Hanks starrer and will be reuniting with Secret Superstar director Advait Chandan for the film.
In August reports had emerged that Aamir Khan had bought tights to the film. “Aamir Khan wants to make Aamir Khan in Hindi, which he will star in. He wants to play the lead role that Tom Hanks had essayed in the original. It has been on his wishlist for some time.”
“Scripting is currently underway. Aamir Khan wants his team to rework the whole narrative, setting it in the Indian context,” the report further stated.
Based on the 1986 novel by Winston Groom, Forrest Gump is romantic comedy-drama film, Directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Eric Roth, the movie stars Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson and Sally Field.
The movie chronicled several decades in the life of Forrest Gump, a slow-witted but kind-hearted man from Alabama.
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