Ahead of the release of Thugs of Hindostan, we interacted with Aamir Khan wherein we pointed out to him that Thugs of Hindostan is his first Diwali release since Raja Hindustani (1996). Reacting to the same, the superstar revealed that he is feeling quite good as the later was a humongous blockbuster. He said, “Since it is after Raja Hindustani, I am feeling quite good. I am excited, let’s see how people like the film.”
Khan further revealed that he is quite happy with the way the film has shaped up and is hopeful that the audience across the globe will enjoy watching the film on the big screen. “Two years have gone into making this film. I am very happy with the film and I think it is an ideal release for Diwali. It doesn’t have any social message; it is just a film that is meant to be enjoyed. It has great action, big scale and the collaboration of Amitabh Bachchan with me for the first time,” said Aamir.
Talking about the excitement of teaming up with Amitabh Bachchan for the first time in his career, Khan confessed that the two stalwarts were supposed to team up on a couple of films in the past, however things didn’t fall into place.
“It is a dream come true. Mr. Bachchan and I were supposed to work twice before this film, but things didn’t really work out. I was excited and nervous to work with him as I didn’t know how the experience would be to work with him and how would he react to certain things. On the sets, I used to be like a student in front of Mr. Bachchan,” said Aamir adding further that he took up Thugs of Hindostan because he believed in the script and working with Mr. Bachchan was just a cherry on the top.
The speculations were rife that the Vijay Krishna Acharya directorial is based on a novel named “Confession of A Thug” however, Aamir clarified that it is a fictional tale and has no references to the novel.
“Our film is not a historical film about the Thug Culture. It is a totally fiction story set in that particular period. It is an action adventure film, and I would place it in the same bracket as the Manmohan Desai films from the 70’s. The film doesn’t have a lot of patriotism, as it talks about the independence of a fictitious kingdom which the Britishers have taken over. It is something like Lagaan,” quipped Aamir adding further that Thugs of Hindostan is a film which has universal appeal that appeals to audience from 6 to 60 years, “I am describing it as a Manmohan Desai film, but I don’t think Victor wrote it as an attempt to make such a film. Basically, this is a pretty universal film, and I would actually call it a very kid friendly film. The film has “Mazedaar Action” and doesn’t have a serious tone to it.”
Also starring Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh in lead, Thugs of Hindostan is slated to hit the big screen on 8th November 2018. The advance booking of the film has now opened all across.