Aamir Khan’s much-anticipated Laal Singh Chaddha has been postponed again more, and will now be released in mid-2022. The Valentine’s Day slot is now thought to have been booked by a major production company for an untitled upcoming romantic drama featuring a leading actress, with an announcement expected soon.
“Laal Singh Chaddha’s post-production will take a lot of time. There’s so much work pending in its post-production and it can no way be ready for a February release. It’s a film made on a big canvas and requires at least six months of post-production work. Aamir and the makers don’t want to compromise on the quality of the film and hence have collectively decided to postpone it again by 2-3 months to make it as envisioned. A new release date, however, is not locked yet,” a source close to the project informed us.
Laal Singh Chaddha has been postponed three times now. The film was meant to be released on Christmas Day 2020, but it was delayed a year due to a production standstill caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus’ second wave this year further pushed back the filming schedule, pushing the release date to February 11, 2022.
Laal Singh Chaddha is the official remake of Tom Hanks’ 1994 Hollywood classic Forrest Gump, and it follows the life of a slow-witted but kind-hearted man from 1968 to 2018. The film, which also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Naga Chaitanya, and Mona Singh and is produced by Aamir Khan Productions, Viacom18 Studios, and Paramount Pictures, was reportedly shot in 100 locations around India.