Yogi Babu to share screen-space with Aamir Khan and Vijay Sethupathi next
The actor-comedian will reportedly essay a brief role in the Hindi remake of Forrest Gump
It was recently reported that Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi will be essaying Aamir Khan's best friend in Lal Singh Chaddha. The film, directed by Advait Chandan, is a remake of Robert Zemeckis' Forrest Gump. Vijay's character is supposedly inspired by Mykelti Williamson's Bubba, but with Tamil roots. In the 1994 original, Bubba accompanies Forrest (Tom Hanks) during the Vietnam War, but is killed in combat. Forrest fulfills Bubba's dream of starting a shrimping business and writes a share of his profit to Bubba's mother.
While the makers of Lal Singh Chaddha are yet to reveal the supporting cast, we hear that another popular Tamil actor has been approached for the film. As per reports, actor-comedian Yogi Babu — who was earlier seen in the Bollywood film Chennai Express — has been tapped to essay a brief role in Lal Singh Chaddha. The actor has apparently shared as much in a recent interview and said that he is figuring out his dates to accommodate the film.
Lal Singh Chaddha stars Kareena Kapoor Khan as the female lead. The film is set to go on floors in October this year and release on Christmas 2020. Aamir is also expected to star in the Hindi remake of Vikram Vedha and the biopic of music mogul Gulshan Kumar.