LONDON: Aamir Khan’s ‘Lagaan’ clocks 21 years today, which is one of the classic films in Indian cinema. From being the third Indian film to be nominated for Oscars to being nominated for Academy awards, Lagaan has always made it to the headlines.
Adding more to its legacy, buzz is that several leading producers from the UK have requested for the rights from Aamir Khan’s production and a final decision will be made soon regarding the West End Theater.
‘The West End Theater’ is the equivalent to The Broadway show which is one of the biggest and most popular theatres worldwide. The source further added “Aamir Khan’s team is yet to make a final decision about it. The makers have different plans which include doing a worldwide tour of the show that will feature a completely original cast”. Lagaan is a tale set in 1893 during the late Victorian period of India’s colonial British Raj. The film is directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar and is helmed by Aamir Khan’s production house.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Aamir Khan is currently awaiting the release of ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan. The film is a remake of Tom Hanks-starrer Forrest Gump. It is slated to release in theatres on August 11.