Aamir Khan to lose 20 kg for Tom Hanks’ role as Forrest Gump (Photo: Twitter)
Aamir Khan’s recent announcement for the remake of the 1994 Tom Hanks classic, Forrest Gump has conjured adequate excitement to make fans clued to the Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood. His dedication, however, to go the extra miles for the Lal Singh Chaddha role will have you even more impressed with the star. Aamir Khan, who has undergone impossible body transformation in the past revealed that he is once again ready to down the same lane to perfect his onscreen role.
During a recent book launch event, the Dangal actor said that to gear up for his role as Lal Singh Chaddha and he is determined to lose 20kg. He added, "I play a young man in the film, so I need to lose 20kg. I have already lost three and a half kilos in two weeks under the guidance of Dr Nikhil Dhurandhar." Aamir is on a simple diet of dal sabji and roti. His dietician has chalked out a different, customised diet plan for him for his international trips.
This big announcement for the Forrest Gump remake came at his 54th birthday where he had dropped the big news. He had said, "Uska naam hai Lal Singh Chadha. It's being made by Viacom and Aamir Khan Productions together. Iske director honge Advait Chandan, jinhone banayi thi Secret Superstar. Ek angrezi film ayi thi, Hollywood film, Forrest Gump, uska adaptation hai, we have bought the rights from Paramount."
Aamir also added that he has been trying to get the rights of Forrest Gump adaptation for the last 8 years. Lal Singh Chaddha will be shot in North India. "We are still on a recce for it, but it will be in India, Punjab, all the North side," Aamir added.
Lal Singh Chaddha is expected to go on floors by the end of this year.