As Aamir Khan turns 54 on March 14, Bollywood celebrities and eminent personalities are wishing the actor in their own way on Twitter. Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar in a hilarious way, took a reference from Aamir's popular film 'Ghulam', also starring Rani Mukerji and wrote: "Wishing my dear friend, @aamir_khan a very happy birthday! “A”, kya bolta tu? [sic]"
And the birthday boy thanked the master blaster using the same lines of the song from 'Ghulam' and wrote: "Thanks Sachin! Aata kya khandala ? Love. a." [sic]
Preity Zinta too wished the actor saying: "Happy Birthday to my dear @aamir_khan Keep smiling, keep shining & always be the awesome Mr. Perfectionist Loads of love always .. xoxo". The two worked in the hit film 'Dil Chahta Hai'
Marking the occasion of his birthday Aamir Khan announced his upcoming next titled Laal Singh Chaddha, which will be an official adaptation of Tom Hanks 'Forest Gump'.
The actor will be seen essaying the character of Tom Hanks, which will be directed by Secret Superstar fame Advait Chandan and co-produced with the association of Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. The actor shared the news at a press conference held at his home in Bandra where he said, "My next film is finalized it is called 'Laal Singh Chaddha'. It is being made by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Aamir Khan Productions together. It will be directed by Advait Chandan. It is an adaptation of Hollywood film 'Forrest Gump'. We have bought the rights from Paramount... I am playing the lead role of Lal Singh. We have started the prep work on the film. The shoot will start from October. I will be prepping for six months. I have to lose weight. I will be losing 20 kgs. I have to be lean and slim. I have always loved 'Forrest Gump' as a script. It is a wonderful story about this character. It is a life affirming story. It is a feel good film. It is a film for the whole family."
The film, based on Winston Groom's 1986 novel of the same name, follows Forrest Gump, a dim-witted man from Alabama, who witnesses and unwittingly influences several historical events in 20th century USA.
Aamir Khan's documentary film Rubaru Roshni, produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, released on the small screen on the Republic Day. The film which was translated the film into 7 different languages viz. Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi and English along with subtitles on respective star regional networks" has garnered immense appreciation across all quarters.