Aamir Khan’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ Takes Over Hollywood As Oscars Approve Film

The release of Laal Singh Chaddha, an official Hindi remake of Forrest Gump, opened new avenues for Aamir Khan.

He received a lot of love from the Hollywood media, as many called his film “a superior version” of Forrest Gump.

Now, amid a low box office, director Advait Chandan has received an endorsement and endorsement from the Academy itself.

The Academy’s official Twitter page shared a video featuring a compilation of scenes from Forrest Gump & Laal Singh Chaddha.

© Aamir Khan Productions

Their tweet read: “Forrest Gump Laal Singh Chaddha Robert Zemeckis and Eric Roth’s radical story of a man who changes the world with kindness gets a faithful Indian adaptation in Advait Chandan and Atul’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ feat. Kulkarni. Aamir Khan as the role made famous by Tom Hanks.

They further tweeted: “1994 ‘Forrest Gump’ was nominated for 13 Oscars, including six for: • Best Actor (Tom Hanks) • Directing (Robert Zemeckis) • Film Editing (Arthur Schmidt) • Best Picture (Wendy Finerman , Steve Tisch and Steve Starkey, producers) • Adapted screenplay (Eric Roth).

Check out the tweet below:

This may be the first time that the Academy’s official account has promoted or endorsed an Indian film.

And with good reason, the creators of the official remake are quite proud of their cast and crew.

Reacting to The Academy’s post, co-producer Ajit Andhare of Viacom18 Studios tweeted, “Finding a piece of academy and history through an Indian adaptation is a huge milestone. Congratulations to everyone at @AKPPL_Official @Viacom18Studios. @atul_kulkarni, #AdvaitChandan #AamirKhan #KareenaKapoorKhan & wonderful cast & crew of #LaalSinghChadha this is your moment.

Another user reacted, “To all Indians…this is what an artist brings to the table…”

Aamir Khan Laal Singh Chaddha
© Aamir Khan Productions

A third user wrote: “Well deserved tweet for #AamirKhan @atul_kulkarni director Advait and his crew.. the actors the music the cinematography the soul that is so unique it’s own #LaalSinghChadha increasingly deserves the goodness that ‘she gives.. @AKPPL_Official @AndhareAjit @Viacom18Studios”.

A fourth user tweeted: “Wowwww. The academy tweets that”.

Check out some of the reactions below:

Previously, Hollywood studio Paramount promoted the film on its official Twitter accounts and, in fact, on the official page of Forrest Gump too shared several tweets about Aamir Khan starring.

Oscar endorsement by Aamir Khan Laal Singh Chaddha
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Directed by Advait Chandan, the film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Manav Vij, Mona Singh and Naga Chaitanya.

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