Back in 2001, we saw the release of the Ashutosh Gowariker directed film Lagaan. Starring Aamir Khan in the lead, the film went on to become a blockbuster and a cult classic and now years after its release, Lagaan that set new box office benchmarks on its release is still hailed as a lesson in filmmaking. On Saturday, the film completed 18 years since its release and marking the occasion, Aamir Khan decided to thank director Ashutosh Gowariker.
Taking to the micro blogging site Twitter, Aamir posted, “Thank you @AshGowariker, and thanks to everyone who has been a part of Lagaan. What a memorable and beautiful journey.” Along with this, Aamir Khan also shared a link that took surfers to the Netflix page Madness In The Desert which is a film on the making of Lagaan.
Responding to Aamir Khan’s tweet, Ashutosh Gowariker added, “Thank YOU AK @aamir_khan for helping me embark on this incredible cinematic journey! And a BIG SHOUT to the entire CAST & CREW that came along on this journey and made it truly memorable! Re bhaiyyaa… chhooote lagaan!! #18YearsOfLagaan”.
Back on the work front, Aamir Khan will next be seen in the film Lal Singh Chaddha which is an official remake of the Tom Hanks film Forrest Gump.