After US vacay, Aamir Khan set to begin work on ‘Campeones’ remake

Aamir Khan is all set to return to the big screen. The actor whose last release – ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ – failed to light up the box-office, will be back with a sports drama film.

The actor took a two-month break following the ‘LSC’ debacle. He was rumoured to be holidaying in San Francisco.

According to reports, Khan is planning to star in a remake of the 2018 Spanish blockbuster ‘Campeones’ (English translation: Champions). He will start shooting for the film from January 2023. The film will be directed by RS Prasanna, who has previously helmed the romantic comedy ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’. Composer trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy will work on the music for this project. This venture will mark Khan’s third collaboration with the trio after ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ and ‘Taare Zameen Par’.

Khan was last seen in ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan. The movie was an official remake of the Hollywood cult classic ‘Forrest Gump’ starring Tom Hanks. The film opened to lukewarm reception from the audience and was panned heavily by the critics. It proved to be a box-office disaster and ended up with a lifetime collection of Rs 59 crore.

Talking about the film, a source told
Peeping Moon, “Everything has started moving at a brisk pace again. Aamir has given dates from January onwards. He will decide on other aspects of the film once he returns from the US. The casting, location scouting and all the pre-production work are also going on in full swing.”

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Aamir will reportedly play a self-absorbed and arrogant basketball coach who is asked to train a team of intellectually challenged basketball players.

Directed by Javier Fesser, ‘Campeones’ is a sports drama film. It was inspired by the Aderes team in Burjassot (Valencia). This team, which won 12 Spanish championships between 1999 and 2014, was composed of members with intellectual disabilities.

Besides the ‘Campeones’ remake, Khan was also rumoured to star in ‘Moghul’ a biopic based on the life and times of the T-series founder Gulshan Kumar. However due to multiple delays, budget constructions and frequent changes of cast, the film was shelved.

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Aamir Khan Movies You Might Not Have Heard Of

From ‘Taare Zameen Par’ to ‘Secret Superstar’, actor Aamir Khan has given the Indian film industry many gems in the recent year. It took the superstar years of learning from his mistakes and taking up projects that he identified with.

But before becoming the Mr Perfectionist of Bollywood, the actor had worked on a number of films that failed to set the cash registers ringing.

Here’s a look at few movies from his late ’80s and early ’90s that bombed at the box-office after his debut hit ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ in 1988.

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