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Time to Run? Why Aamir Khan chose a 'Forrest Gump' remake over playing astronaut Rakesh Sharma

'Forrest Gump' fascinates filmmakers and fans alike. But there could be other strong possibilities as to why Aamir chose to act in this particular film after the dismal 'Thugs of Hindostan'

When asked why he wanted to scale Mt Everest, George Mallory famously quipped — Because it’s there.

Some films attain an Everest-like fascination for actors and filmmakers and there comes a time when the call is too strong to not heed. The recent announcement of Aamir Khan front-lining and producing the official remake of Robert Zemeckis’ classic Forrest Gump (1994) as Lal Singh Chadha is one such instance.

gump collageForrest Gumps is to be remade because it's there. Simple. (Collage: DailyO)

For what it's worth, Khan, for long, has been seen as the Indian Tom Hanks — and  is a film right up to the actor’s alley, where he can in Hindi — but there might be more to  than just being a desi . 

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