Aamir Khan, the producer and lead actor of Laal Singh Chadda, which is the Indian remake of Forrest Gump, said the film is adapted for Indian audiences.
Khan plays Laal who is inspired by Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump. The film also stars Kareena Kapoor who plays Rupa, a classmate with who Laal falls in love.
The dim-witted Laal tells a story of his life to fellow passengers on a train. He was bullied growing up because of his leg braces and was raised by his overprotective mother, The New York Times reports.
According to Deadline, Khan told BBC that Forrest’s notable line, “life is like a box of chocolates,” was changed to suit Indian audiences and is “life is like a golgappa; your stomach feels full, but your heart always craves for more.”
“Golgappa is a street food that we have in India and it’s very popular for being the kind of food that if you eat one, you don’t feel like stopping. It was quite well adapted,” Khan said.
Laal Singh Chadda is not a direct remake, Khan explained to Deadline, as this film will be tied to Indian history. In Forrest Gump, the film was focused on American historical events.
Laal Singh Chadda debuted on Thursday.
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