Laal Singh Chaddha, the acting debut of Aamir Khan, is soon to be released. In his nearly 50-year career, the actor has produced a number of hits. But one of his best-remembered works is Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India, which came out in 2001. Aamir admitted in a previous interview that he initially declined to star in the movie after reading the script, but his parents persuaded him to.
Mother India, Salaam Bombay!, Little Terrorist, and The White Tiger are the other four Indian movies that have received nominations for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars, leaving Lagaan as the sole exception.
When Aamir was questioned about his Oscar-nominated movie, he responded, “I rejected Lagaan within the first five minutes of hearing it. I thought, “Is this a tale of individuals who play cricket with Brits while unable to pay Lagaan due to the lack of rain?” What a strange idea is this, I thought. This is an odd narrative, I said to Ashutosh. I requested that he bring me another story.
“I adored the final script of Lagaan and thought it amazing,” the man continued. I told him, “It’s a great script, and it does break the popular movie record. But I hesitate to accept. I’m not capable of doing it. I would frequently ask myself later, “Why am I not doing the film?” Then I instructed Ashutosh to tell my parents the tale. They were sobbing when they heard it. They advised me to take action.
Aamir will next be featured in Laal Singh Chaddha, a Hindi adaptation of the beloved Forrest Gump movie from 1994. On August 11, the movie is scheduled to open in theatres. Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks, has been translated into Hindi.