Viacom18 Plans to Adapt More Paramount Titles for India, Sets New Release Date for Aamir Khan’s ‘Forrest Gump’ Adaptation (Exclusive)

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Viacom18 Plans to Adapt More Paramount Titles for India, Sets New Release Date for Aamir Khan’s ‘Forrest Gump’ Adaptation (Exclusive)
As India’s Viacom18 Studios completes “Laal Singh Chaddha,” its Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan-starring Bollywood adaptation of “Forrest Gump,” plans are afoot to further mine Paramount’s IP.

“There are a couple of other titles that we are evaluating closely, but of course a lot of our focus and bandwidth is currently consumed by ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’,” Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Studios told Variety.

The film’s production was impacted by Covid-19. It needs some more time for the finishing touches and consequently, the release date has shifted from Christmas 2021 to Valentine’s Day 2022. Once it’s done, the team will consider the breadth of release and the distribution strategy for China, where Aamir Khan is a major box office draw.

Meanwhile, the team continues to actively trawl the Hollywood IP available to them. “We’ve got access and oversight into a lot of catalogs and IPs within the group.
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