Aamir Khan To Star In Thug; Will Start Prep Post Dangal Release
By Koimoi.com Team -August 8, 2016
It is officially confirmed that Aamir Khan will start working on Thug after the release the Dangal.
Thug, which is produced under the banner of YRF was initially offered to Hrithik Roshan, but the actor was not satisfied with the script and had asked director Vijay Krishna Acharya to tweak it. When things didn’t work out, Hrithik moved out of the project.
Director Vijay, who had previously directed Aamir in Dhoom 3, approached him with the tweaked script of Thug, Aamir immediately agreed to be the part of this project.
Reports suggest that the lead character in Thug is supposed to be on a lighter note and also that it may be closer to Aamir’s Rangeela role.
Aamir is currently gearing for Nitesh Tiwari’s biographical sports drama Dangal. The film also stars Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra in key roles. It is set to hit the screens on 23rd December, 2016.
A while back reports stated that the Mohenjo Daro star Hrithik Roshan would be seen in Yash Raj Films' next venture Thug that will be directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya. However, now we hear that after citing date issues, Hrithik Roshan has backed out of the project and will be replaced by none other than the perfectionist Aamir Khan.
Though the makers of the film have refrained from revealing details of the film, reports suggest that Aamir will commence work on Thug once he has completed shooting for Dangal. But what caught our attention was the fact that the film Thug will in fact feature a casting coupe of sorts with Aamir Khan sharing screen space with veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan.
While an official confirmation is awaited, Thug which is said to be an action adventure film will be an adaptation of the best-selling novel, Confession of Thug, a period drama set against the rampant thug culture in the pre-independence era. The film will also capture the relationship between a father and a son.
"It's a great honour and privilege to be working with Aamir and to be working with Yashraj again and also to work with Victor, I just look forward to that moment," said Mr Amitabh Bachchan in a Bollywood Hungama exclusive video interview with Content Head Broadband Faridoon Shahryar today. This is for the first time that anyone from the film has officially confirmed to the media and it happens to be a Bollywood Hungama exclusive.
"I don't know if I can talk much about the film at this moment. I haven't been given permission. All I can say is that it is a very exciting subject," Mr Bachchan said. Reacting to the much publicised title of the film 'Thug' he said that the title hasn't been confirmed yet and in due course of time Yashraj will make an announcement regarding the same. Mr Bachchan stated that his film with Aamir will start early next year.
There has been speculation about Mr Bachchan doing a film with Varun Dhawan for YRF. Mr Bachchan didn't deny the buzz and said that in due course of time the details can be shared about that film. He did confirm that he shall be part of Sarkaar 3, a film with Balki is on the cards, a film for Sujoy Ghosh's production house that will be either directed by Sujoy himself or by Ribhu Dasgupta and a few more are in the pipeline. "Most of the next year is going to be slightly busy," Big B said with a smile.
Mr Bachchan is busy promoting Pink right now and the passion and vigour with which he approaches film promotions or anything that he does is nothing short of genius. I know it is a news report but still I shall end this story with a line from a Nazm 'Nazr-e-Firaq' by Fahmida Riaz on the great Urdu poet Firaq Gorakhpuri:
Naaz karungi khush bakhti mein maine Firaq ko dekha tha.
Similarly we can proudly say that we have the privilege of meeting the great Amitabh Bachchan. I remind this to myself each time I have the honour to meet and get mesmerised by this towering inspiring personality.
Yash Raj Films Brings Together Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan For the First Time Ever in “THUGS OF HINDOSTAN” 7 September 2016
Vijay Krishna Acharya (Victor), the writer-director of the all-time YRF blockbuster Dhoom:3, teams up once again with Aamir Khan in Thugs of Hindostan along with Amitabh Bachchan to give the audience a never seen before experience of larger than life filmmaking!
This YRF film holds a double bonanza by bringing together Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan together for the first time ever. That in itself, is film lore in making!
The leading lady of the film will be announced soon. Thugs of Hindostan holds more surprises in its kitty! So watch out for more details in this space and keep counting the time till its release date of Diwali 2018.
Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan will sport a different look in the film, says Vijay Krishna Acharya
News Agencies | First published: 6 January 2017, 13:53 IST
Director Vijay Krishna Acharya, who has teamed up with Amitabh Bachchan for his next Thugs of Hindostan, says working with the megastar is a dream come true.
"He is a talented actor and a great person. Most of us have come into the world of films because of him. I have told him that he is the big reason why I am in films. I am very excited and I am nervous as well to be working with him," Vijay told PTI.
"But in that nervousness also there is an excitement. Hopefully it will be all good. I am excited and nervous to work with him. I am big fan of him. It was my dream to work with him. I was dying to work with him," he said.
The Aditya Chopra produced movie will also feature Aamir Khan. This movie will be the second outing for Vijay after Dhoom 3.
The Dangal star will have a lean look and has grown his hair and beard for the film. Bachchan too will be sporting a different look.
"I always like to give and present my actors in a different look. Both (Aamir and Bachchan) will have a different look. But there is no drastic change in the look," Vijay said.
"I have worked with Aamir on Dhoom 3 and he has a great fitness regime. While Mr Bachchan looks good with anything," he said.
Thugs of Hindostan is slated to release on Diwali 2018.
Shraddha Kapoor to play Aamir Khan’s love interest in Thugs of Hindostan?
ByBollywood Hungama News Network
Feb 10, 2017 - 10:52 am IST
Last year, Yash Raj Films announced a unique yet potent combo of B-town stalwarts in their forthcoming venture Thugs of Hindostan that took everyone by a surprise. Megastars Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan are coming together for the first time for this YRF venture and now a new name has been added to the star cast.
We hear, as the lady opposite Aamir, the makers have decided to rope in Shraddha Kapoor. Reportedly, the actress even gave a look test recently and Aditya Chopra was content with it as he decided to immediately get her on board. Interestingly, Shraddha Kapoor who had done Luv Ka The End with Y-Films haven’t done a YRF project since then and buzz was that the actress had a fallout with her mentor Aditya Chopra.
However, with the recent reports of Shraddha Kapoor becoming a part of the film some of these speculations have been put to the rest. Also, as far as her character is concerned, it is being said that she will play Aamir’s love interest and later, will be his wife in the film. However, the spokesperson of the production house continues to deny Shraddha’s association with the film stating that the actress has not been signed for the project.
As for the film Thugs of Hindostan is an adaptation of the English novel ‘Confessions of a Thug’ written by Phillip Meadows Taylor, a compilation of a thug’s journey revealed to him by a certain thug named Syeed Amir Ali. The film is about thugs and thieves who murdered travellers for valuables and is set in the backdrop of 1839 British India.
Aamir Khan Opens Up On Nepotism In Bollywood & Working With Bachchan In ‘Thugs Of Hindostan’
The actor, who once courted controversy for his comment on intolerance in India, also spoke on freedom of expression in India
By Koimoi.com Team -March 14, 2017
Bollywood actor-producer Aamir Khan, who turned 52 today, says he is looking forward to work with megastar Amitabh Bachchan in Thugs of Hindostan this year. He also spoke on nepotism and on freedom of expression, on the sidelines of a cake-cutting ceremony for his special day, with the media in Mumbai.
Dressed in a crisp white shirt and flaunting a bearded and bespectacled look, Aamir spoke like an excited child about how his mother has prepared his favourite ‘seekh kebab’ for his birthday. So, he is hoping for some quality time with the family.
Talking about his film projects, he said: “At this time, I am looking forward to work with Amitabh Bachchan for my next film. This is going to be a very special experience for me.”
There have been rumours that Aamir will feature as astronaut Rakesh Sharma in a soon-to-be-made biopic. But the actor said: “Currently, I am only working on ‘Thugs of Hindostan‘ and shooting will start from July. I did not sign any other film.”
Asked to comment on the current hot favourite subject of nepotism in Bollywood, Aamir said: “I keep emotion out of workplace. But yes, I always try to help my loved ones and people I care for.”
The actor, who once courted controversy for his comment on intolerance in India, also spoke on freedom of expression in India.
“I have always been conscious about expressing my opinion. And I will always be. But that does not mean I will not talk about issues. I will just be conscious,” said the “Dangal” star, who has been in the industry for close to three decades.
Stars wished Aamir on Twitter. Here are few tweets of celebs wishing the actor:
Mika Singh: Happy birthday to the perfectionist, Mr Aamir Khan… The Legendary super hit movie maker! God bless you big bro
Prosenjit Chatterjee: Happy birthday to Mr Perfectionist of the industry Aamir Khan many many happy returns of the day.
Karan Johar: Happy Birthday Aamir Khan… May the force always be with you.
Riteish Deshmukh: Happy Birthday Dear Aamir Khan. Thank you making my movie watching experience magical. Have a great one… A blessed one. Love always.
Juhi Chawla: Aammmiirrr… Haapppyyyy biirtthhddaayyy!
Ashoke Pandit: Wishing one and and only one Aamir Khan. A very Happy Birthday. Loads of love and happiness to you and your family.
Kunal Kohli: Aamir Khan Happy Birthday Aamir To the many years past and the many more to come. Love you.