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.
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:
Forrest Gump Laal Singh Chaddha
Robert Zemeckis and Eric Roth’s radical story of a man who changes the world with kindness receives a faithful Indian adaptation in Advait Chandan and Atul Kulkarni’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ feat. Aamir Khan as the role made famous by Tom Hanks. pic.twitter.com/QAcqT4yLkm
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) August 12, 2022
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…”
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:
Finding a piece of academy and history through an Indian adaptation is a big step. Congratulations to all at @AKPPL_Official @Viacom18Studios. @atul_kulkarni , #AdvaitChandan #Aamir Khan #KareenaKapoorKhan and wonderful cast and crew of #LaalSinghChadha it’s your time. https://t.co/o4u7RMrrnW
— Ajit Andhare (@AndhareAjit) August 13, 2022
To all Indians.. this is what an artist brings to the table… https://t.co/zLO8B46LB9
— Shubham (@Pahari_) August 13, 2022
Well deserved tweet for #Aamir Khan @atul_kulkarni director Advait and his crew.. the actors the music the cinematography the soul that is so unique it is its own #LaalSinghChadha more and more deserves the kindness he gives.. @AKPPL_Official @AndhareAjit @Viacom18Studios https://t.co/pkzwArhbku
— Sujatha Narayanan (@N_sujatha08) August 13, 2022
Wowwwwe. The academy tweets this https://t.co/BgRNbJJPj4
— vicky-elfenomeno (@aamir_greatest) August 12, 2022
#LaalSinghChaddha Tweet from the Academy, This #Aamir Khan Cinema has made me a better person. Thanks @AKPPL_Official @atul_kulkarni @The Academy #IndianPride #KareenaKapoorKhan https://t.co/mM7Z1eLqb6
— Agam Anand (@AgamAnEntity) August 12, 2022
You will find two types of hate comments on this post. One from Pakistanis and the other from Indians who belong to right wing ideology. @ianuragthakur Sir, you can stop this hate if you want. #LaalSinghChadha #Aamir Khan @atul_kulkarni @Viacom18Studios https://t.co/hrslh2dwsY
— Prasad Kadam (@prasad_kadam87) August 13, 2022
aamir really went international this time around, uh? https://t.co/LRk6fMoyml
— Mike cutthroat trout (@MrNarci) August 13, 2022
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.
Directed by Advait Chandan, the film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Manav Vij, Mona Singh and Naga Chaitanya.