Naga Chaitanya joins Aamir Khan's 'Laal Singh Chaddha', begins filming in Kargil

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Mumbai, Jul 9 (PTI) Telugu star Naga Chaitanya has boarded the cast of Aamir Khan-led 'Laal Singh Chaddha' and started shooting for the film in Kargil with the Bollywood star on Friday.

The movie is an official remake of Hollywood veteran Tom Hanks' 1994 feature 'Forrest Gump', which follows the life of a slow-witted but kind-hearted man.

The 34-year-old actor, known for films such as '100% Love', 'Manam', 'Majili', 'Venky Mama', said he was grateful to join Khan on the film.

In the movie, which marks Chaitanya's foray in Bollywood, the south actor will be essaying the role of the titular character's best friend.

'Grateful… #Bala #laalsinghchaddha @aamirkhanproductions,' he wrote on Instagram alongside a photograph with Khan, producer Kiran Rao and director Advait Chandan.

The official Instagram handle of Aamir Khan Productions too shared the same picture and welcomed Chaitanya on board.

'Welcome Bala, stealer of hearts, you have already stolen ours Love. Kiran & Aamir. @chayakkineni,' the post read.

In May this year, media reports stated that Chaitanya will be making his Bollywood debut with 'Laal Singh Chaddha', however there was no official statement from the makers.

The movie also features Kareena Kapoor Khan, Tamil star Vijay Sethupathi and Mona Singh.

The project backed by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Aamir Khan Productions, is directed by Chandan, who has previously helmed 'Secret Superstar'.

Actor-writer Atul Kulkarni has penned the script.

Khan had announced the film on his birthday in March 2019.

'Laal Singh Chaddha' is slated to release on Christmas 2021. PTI KKP SHD SHD

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