In a recent interview with Film Companion, where author-journalist Anupama Chopra was seen to host actors Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Ayushmann Khurrana, Manoj Bajpayee, Vijay Sethupathi, Vijay Devarakonda, and Parvathy Thiruvothu, Manoj Bajpayee said that Vijay Sethupathi will feature in Laal Singh Chaddha alongside Aamir Khan. The episode that was titled ‘Actors Adda’ spoke of how the actors balance between quality and box office, about the acting processes that work for them, the moral responsibility that success brings, their inspirations and more.
In the interview, Vijay Sethupathi mentioned that the Hindi language was a barrier for him. On hearing this, Manoj Bajpayee brought to light that the actor was a part of the Aamir Khan starrer. Vijay Sethupathi added that he feared to work in other-language films apart from Tamil and Telugu owing to the lack of knowledge about the culture which serves as a means to connect with the audiences. “If you go to Saudi Arabia and work there for 6 months, you can learn Arabic also. Language is not a major barrier, but the main thing is that I should know the culture,” said the actor.
Laal Singh Chaddha is the Indian adaptation of Robert Zemeckis’ iconic Forrest Gump which starred Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, and Sally Field. The film will star Aamir Khan, who plays the role of a Punjabi, opposite Kareena Kapoor. Recently, the first look poster of the film was released. Kareena’s look in the film had also leaked and did the rounds on social media.
Sat Sri Akaal ji, myself Laal…Laal Singh Chaddha.🙏 pic.twitter.com/aXI1PM8HIw
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) November 18, 2019
Helmed by Advait Chandan of Secret Superstar fame, it will be jointly produced by Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao and Viacom18 Studios. While Pritam is composing music and lyrics are by Amitabh Bhattacharya, Atul Kulkarni is penning the story.
The film is all set for a Christmas 2020 release.
Meanwhile, Vijay Sethupathi who is a part of several films like Laabam, Maamanithan, Kadaisi Vivasaayi, Ranasingam, Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir, Oh My Kadavule will reportedly join the sets of Lokesh Kanagaraj‘s Thalapathy 64 in the first week of December. The team will wrap up the second schedule in Delhi in a few days.