Atul Kulkarni makes shocking statement about Aamir Khan: ‘He didn’t read the script for the first two years’

Atul Kulkarni on how Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha began (Photo credit: Instagram/wikimedia/Laal Singh Chaddha poster)

Only a few days left before the release of Laal Singh Chaddha, and advertising is in full swing. Aamir Khan and the team are busy spreading the word about the film’s release and we’re learning some unknowns behind the making of LSC. The latest revelation comes from actor-writer Atul Kulkarni, and below is everything you need to know.

For those who don’t know, Atul is a close friend of Aamir’s since they worked together at Rang De Basanti. Atul also wrote the screenplay for LSC and adapted the classic Forrest Gump for Indian audiences. While promotions are in full swing, Atul recently made the shocking discovery that Aamir was not initially interested in reading his film adaptation.

Recently, in an interview with Hindustan Times, Atul Kulkarni shared that the process of making Laal Singh Chadda started out of nowhere in 2008 and he completed the script in 14-15 days. He then approached Aamir Khan to read it, but the latter was not very interested. “Aamir didn’t read the script for the first two years. It’s not that we haven’t met or haven’t talked. All the time he said: “haan padhte hain (yes, we will read),” Atul is quoted as saying.

Atul further added: “After a couple of years, I asked him when we would read. And then he said, let me confess something. He said, “You’re not a writer and you’re telling me you wrote the Forrest Gump adaptation in 15 days. You are a close friend of mine and I don’t want to disappoint you by saying that you wrote very badly.” That’s why he didn’t listen to the script.”

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Shortly thereafter, Aamir Khan became so interested in the script that he contacted Paramount Pictures to acquire the rights to a Forrest Gump remake.

Well, this is a really interesting untold story of Laal Singh Chadda. Let’s hope the public enjoys it when it comes out on August 11th.

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