Aamir Khan to play ‘Forrest Gump’ in Bollywood remake

Aamir Khan to star in a remake of Tom Hanks starrer 'Forrest Gump'

The film Forrest Gump narrated the story of a slow-witted but kind-hearted man from Alabama. It will reportedly be the official Hindi remake of Hollywood movie Forrest Gump.

The actor will be seen essaying the character of Tom Hanks, which will be directed by Secret Superstar fame Advait Chandan and co-produced with the association of Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.

Khan, who last appeared in box office flop "Thugs of Hindostan", said he would lose 20 kilograms (45 pounds) for the role.

Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis, released in 1994 and went on to win six Oscars, including best picture, best director and best actor for Hanks. "I have to be lean and slim for the characer", said Aamir Khan.

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For his 2016 film Dangal, Aamir Khan had put on oodles of weight to reach 90 kg in order to play the ageing wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat. It is a life-affirming story. When asked if he will promote Bharatiya Janta Party, he said, "No, I don't promote any political party".

After months of speculations and rumours, birthday boy Aamir Khan finally announced his next film today. "It is a film for the whole family", Khan told reporters in Mumbai on his 54th birthday. Actor-politician Kamal Haasan also wished the actor.

On the occasion of his birthday, Aamir cut the cake with media and his wife, Kiran Rao was also present at the meet.

An official remake of 2014 Hollywood film "The Fault in Our Stars" is also in the works. "Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi and English along with subtitles on respective star regional networks" has garnered huge appreciation across all quarters.

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