The Forrest Gump remake Laal Singh Chaddha starring Aamir Khan, has been postponed. It will now be released on Valentine’s Day 2022, rather than Christmas 2021. This is in recognition of the slew of films that will be released after Maharashtra theatres reopen on October 22.
A source close to the Laal Singh Chaddha project informs BH, “Aamir Khan and his co-producers Viacom 18 have voluntarily taken their film to February 2022. The Christmas week of 2021 (which is the week when Aamir traditionally releases his films) already has Kabir Khan’s ’83 (December 24), the Shahid Kapoor sports film Jersey (December 31) and Rohit Shetty’s Ranveer Singh starrer Cirkus (December 31) lined up for release.”
Luv Ranjan, who is preparing his Ranbir Kapoor-Shraddha Kapoor starrer for a late 2022 release, feels that the release timetables must follow a process.
“Now that the movie theatres in Maharashtra are finally re-opening there are producers who have been patiently waiting in line. They will have to be given the right of way. It is the decent, morally correct thing to do. One can’t jump the queue. Filmmakers like Rohit Shetty and Kabir Khan have waited for over a year for a theatrical release. They will come first. The others will have to wait,” said the source.