Vijay Sethupathi on opting out of Aamir Khan’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’

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Tamil star Vijay Sethupathi was all set to make his Bollywood debut with Aamir Khan’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha,’ the Indian adaptation of ‘Forrest Gump’. But Sethupathi had to pull out of the project after rumours emerged that the star could not lose the required weight for his character.

Sethupathi recently addressed the rumours and clarified weight was not an issue, reports the Hindustan Times.

He initially said that the role was offered to him by Khan personally. “Aamir sir personally offered me the role. He then flew down to Tamil Nadu where I was shooting to narrate the script to me. For some reason the director Advait Chandan couldn’t come. Aamir sir came alone, narrated the script and stayed overnight in that town and left the next morning. Such a big superstar and no airs. And he is a marvellous storyteller. The way he narrated the story was mesmerizing. I immediately said yes,” he said.

Explaining why he couldn’t be part of the project, Sethupathi said the pandemic affected the dates he had set aside for the project. “COVID happened. It ransacked all our plans. After the lockdown I had five Telugu projects in various stages of production to complete. I just couldn’t accommodate Laal Singh Chaddha in my schedule,” he clarified.

However, Sethupathi remains hopeful that he’ll to find an opportunity to work with Khan in the future.

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