B-Town Buzz: Aamir Khan's look a work in progress? Taapsee Pannu gives it back to a troll

Published: Jul 09, 2019, 10:36 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Aamir Khan was supposed to get leaner for the younger version of his character in Lal Singh Chaddha.

B-Town Buzz: Aamir Khan's look a work in progress? Taapsee Pannu gives it back to a troll
Aamir Khan at Mumbai airport. Picture/Yogen Shah

Set to feature in a remake of the Hollywood offering Forrest Gump, Lal Singh Chaddha, Aamir Khan had apparently revealed that he would shoot for the portions that needed him to look young, before he piled on 20 kilos for the film. However, when spotted at the Mumbai airport on July 8, Khan, with his crew cut and thick facial fuzz, seemed anything but ready to slip into a younger version of himself. Have the makers done a rethink? Or is this just work in progress?

Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis, is a 1994 American comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump (Hanks), a slow-witted but kind-hearted man from Alabama who witnesses and unwittingly influences several defining historical events in the 20th century in the United States.

The film will star Kareena Kapoor Khan, this will be their third collaboration after 3 Idiots and Talaash. Secret Superstar helmer Advait Chandan is directing the film, while actor Atul Kulkarni is attached as a writer. The film is set to release in Christmas 2020.

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