Writer Laal Singh Chaddha Atul Kulkarni in connection with Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan’s star Laal Singh Chaddha has been all the rage lately. The highly anticipated remake of the Hollywood classic Forrest Gump has been making a lot of headlines, and fans are excited to see how the adaptation pans out on the big screen. The trailer was released a few weeks ago, and the movie is set to hit theaters on August 11. For the uninitiated, the Bollywood adaptation of Laal Singh Chaddha was written by none other than famed actor Atul Kulkarni, who once shared screen space with Aamir in Rang De Basanti. Recently, he joined Pinkvilla for an exclusive pre-release chat. During the conversation, he explained at length his bond and connection with Aamir.

Writer Laal Singh Chaddha Atul Kulkarni talks about Aamir Khan

Asked about his connection and bond with Aamir, Atul shared that he was related to Taare actor Zameen Par due to human reasons. He also called the actor “rare”. “We both connect as human beings. Because it’s not just films – I saw him very closely when he was making Satyamev Jayate. And the way he used to connect with every subject, that Satyameva Jayate provoked, or, so I saw it when he was working at the Paani Foundation in Maharashtra – the work that he and his organization did for people affected by drought regions of Maharashtra. So here is a man who is so aware of what is going on around him, he is so open to people, to the experiences that other people bring to you. So, I think… we see those kinds of people very rarely in our everyday world, in any profession. So, I think, I connected with him on those grounds, and that of course continued in the work we did together at Laal Singh Chaddha,” Kulkarni said.

Speaking of Laal Singh Chaddha, the film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Naga Chaitanya in key roles. It was directed by Advait Chandan and is set to release on August 11, the same day Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan hits theaters. Recently, Aamir revealed on Koffee With Karan 7 that he initially hadn’t listened to the script for two years, thinking who would ever remake such a classic film, with six Oscars. But, he shared, he was convinced once he read the script two years later.

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