Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan recently revealed she gave an audition for her role in the upcoming film ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’. The Aamir Khan-starrer also features Mona Singh and Naga Chaitanya, and is slated for an August 11 release.
Directed by Advait Chauhan, Laal Singh Chaddha is an official Hindi adaptation of the 1994 Hollywood film, ‘Forrest Gump’. The original featured Tom Hanks in the lead role. ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ is produced by Aamir Khan Productions, Kiran Rao, and Viacom18 Studios. In an interview, when asked if she agreed to be a part of the film because Aamir was in it, Kareena said, “Aamir does not work like that. He never says do this film because I am also in it. He always says ‘listen to the story first of all’. He asked me to listen to a narration for this film as well. He gave me a four-hour-long narration and that is why I said yes to ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’.”
She added, “I had to even give an audition for ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’. It was so that I could prove I am apt for the role, and I am perfect for the older part.”
On the work front, Kareena also has another project in the pipeline. She recently completed the shooting for a feature film adaptation of the Japanese bestseller The Devotion of Suspect X. The film will mark Kareena's digital debut and is directed by Sujoy Ghosh. It will premiere on Netflix.