[Watch] Academy Shares ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ Video With ‘Forrest Gump’ Clip; Aamir Khan Humbled
Mumbai: Even as there are calls to boycott the recently-released ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ for allegedly disrespecting the Indian Army and hurting Hindu sentiments, Aamir Khan’s film found some validation from an important organization.
The Academy, which conducts the Oscar awards ceremony every year, shared a video with scenes of Hollywood film ‘Forrest Gump’, juxtaposed with the Hindi remake ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’.
Aamir Khan Production Limited re-shared the video which The Academy had shared on its official Instagram handle.
“Forrest Gump 🤝 Laal Singh Chaddha.. Robert Zemeckis and Eric Roth’s sweeping story of a man who changes the world with simple kindness receives an Indian adaptation in Advait Chandan and Atul Kulkarni’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ starring Aamir Khan in the title role made famous by Tom Hanks.. 1994’s ‘Forrest Gump’ was nominated for 13 Oscars including six wins for Best Actor, Directing, Film Editing, Best Picture, Visual Effects and Adapted Screenplay,” The Academy wrote alongside the video.
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Aamir’s team expressed its gratitude to The Academy. “We’re immensely humbled! Thank you so much,” they wrote, sharing the video.
Laal Singh Chaddha also stars Kareena Kapoor, Naga Chaitanya and Mona Singh in key roles, while Shah Rukh Khan and veteran actor Kamini Kaushal have guest appearances.
The film, released on August 11 on the occasion of Rakhi, hasn’t quite set the box office on fire, with collections being Rs 28 crore in three days.