Laal Singh Chaddha is one of the most anticipated films of 2020, ever since the announcement. The shooting had already begun for Laal Singh Chaddha and pictures of Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor are making the rounds on the internet.
After completing the 4th schedule of the film in Amritsar on March 17, makers decided to call off the shoots after cine bodies decided to suspend all shoots. The film slightly went off-schedule due to the spread of coronavirus and it is likely to be postponed from its original release date - Christmas 2020 due to the on-going crisis.
A Mid-day report suggested that Laal Singh Chaddha’s shoot is yet to be concluded, it might not make it to cinemas for Christmas. Yes, you heard that right!
The report also quoted a source saying; “The unit was to head to Chandigarh for another round of filming. The shoot was moving like clockwork, and Aamir was hoping to release the first teaser around Diwali. However, the lockdown has put the brakes on his plans. Even if the shoots resume by August or September, it is unlikely that the movie will hit screens by December. It may target April 2021 for release."
The source even spoke about the film and added, “Besides presenting Aamir as a 20-something who grows older as the narrative progresses, the film will also depict events like the Babri Masjid demolition and the Kargil war. It won't be easy to complete such intricate VFX work in a short time.”
For the uninitiated, Laal Singh Chaddha is an official Hindi adaptation of Tom Hanks's Forrest Gump (1994).
After 3 Idiots, we will get to see the pair of Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor once again in the film along with South superstar Vijay Setupathi, who will be seen in an important role in the film.
Written by Atul Kulkarni, the film is helmed by Advait Chandan and will be produced by Viacom18 Studios and Aamir Khan Productions. The movie is slated to hit the theatres during Christmas 2020, next year.