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Aamir Khan Sets The Bar High; Shot Running Sequence On Painkillers

Publish Date: 04 Jan, 2020 06:22 PM   |   Harshita  

MUMBAI: Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan has proved it once again why he is called by that name. The superstar is busy shooting for his upcoming 'Laal Singh Chaddha' and while the scene demanded him to perform a special sequence of running across India, Khan did get tired but he never called off the shooting. Instead, he took painkillers so as to prevent any delay while filming. 

The 3 Idiots star used to cover 10 to 13 km every day to complete the shooting of that particular scene. A source close to the film said, "Aamir sir was shooting for a special sequence where he had to run across the country. The physical exertion was a lot due to the constant running, but we were on a fixed schedule. Aamir sir did not want to stop shooting since his bearded look had to be maintained throughout the sequence. So, he would consume painkillers and continue filming. This shooting schedule was on for around 10 days."

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The same source also revealed that Aamir covered the whole of India for this portion, running in the heartlands of states in the North and South and ended the shoot in Bengaluru. 

Aamir reportedly also lost 20 kgs so as to fit in the role of the younger version of his character in the movie. Earlier while being in an interview with Hindustan Times, the perfectionist Khan revealed what his real challenge will be in the film. He said, "Not really. [In Forrest Gump]… if you see each running shot, it’s not more than 30 seconds. Woh cut karke sequence mein lagta hai ki woh char saal bhaga. So, that’s not a worry. The challenge is actually getting the ‘sur’ of the character right."

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The movie is an official Hindi adaptation of Tom Hanks's 'Forrest Gump' released back in 1994. 'Laal Singh Chaddha' also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead role and is directed by Advait Chandan. It is all set to release on Christmas this year.