Audiences lapped up Aamir’s 2014 satirical science fiction comedy PK, number two on the all-time Bollywood grossing list, for its questioning of religious superstitions.
Three Indian actors sharing a surname have ruled Bollywood box offices across three decades, but the success of wrestling blockbuster Dangal means it’s Aamir who’s currently king of the Khans.
Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Salman Khan have been the undoubted superstars of the Hindi film industry since the mid-1990s, taking it in turns to reign supreme.
But with Dangal smashing records worldwide, Salman suffering a rare flop and Shah Rukh without a major hit of three years, the crown for now is firmly placed on Aamir’s head.
“The Khans used to be on a par but Aamir has moved ahead and Shah Rukh is kind of lagging behind recently,” film trade analyst Ramesh Bala said of the trio who all turn 52 this year and who are not related.
Dangal has set new and previously unimaginable parameters for the box office potential of a Bollywood movie since it was first released in India in December last year.
“Found an interesting old working still from the shooting of Inder Kumar’s Dil,” wrote Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher has a treasure trove of throwback pictures and he frequently delights his Instafam with them. On Saturday, the actor chanced upon one such throwback picture which happens to be from the sets of the 1990 film Dil. BTW, did we tell you that the photograph also features Aamir Khan? In the photograph, Aamir’s expression is simply priceless. Just like us, Anupam Kher also loved Aamir’s expression in the picture and he asked his fans to guess what the actor was thinking. Aamir, who is largely a social media recluse hasn’t reacted to Anupam Kher’s post now but we would love to see his response.
Sharing the post on his Instagram profile, Anupam Kher wrote: “Found an interesting old working still from the shooting of Inder Kumar’s Dil. The movie released almost 30 years back. The scene was shot on the Juhu Beach. We had not yet started taking ourselves seriously. Life was innocent. What does think Dear Aamir is thinking here? Will be interesting to know your thoughts.” He accompanied the post with hashtags like #throwback and #LessonsLifeTaughtMeUnknowingly.
Anupam Kher played the role of Aamir Khan’s father in Dil, which also starred Madhuri Dixit. Anupam Kher and Aamir have co-starred in several films, which include Parampara, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi and Rang De Basanti among others.
Aamir Khan’s last big release was Thugs Of Hindostan, co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh. The actor will next be seen in Lal Singh Chaddha, which is a remake of the 1994 Hollywood film Forrest Gump, which featured Tom Hanks in the lead role.
Sukhvinder Singh is a singer par excellence and his body of work is proof of that. His singing prowess and booming voice still echo in the minds of his fans. Sukhvinder has given us many unforgettable songs through the 90s and 2000s and has always been a go-to artist for Shah Rukh Khan.
But did you know that Sukhvinder was challenged by Aamir Khan once and the prize was to record for the Dangal actor. Unfortunately, Sukhvinder lost out on Aamir and blew the chance of working with him. According to the singing superstar, Aamir got to know about his quirk of singing in the dark.
So, he asked Sukhvinder to sing in dim lights in front of him and offered a film if he succeeds in the task. Unfortunately, luck was not on Singh’s side that day and he made a mistake, thus losing out on a film with the Lal Singh Chadha star.
Actor Aamir Khan, who is the ambassador of Jal Shakti Abhiyan, recently opened up on the ongoing water crisis in India. The actor is also associated with an NGO named Paani Foundation.
Actor Aamir Khan recently opened up on the major water crisis that India is currently facing. The actor, who is the ambassador for Jal Shakti Abhyan is one of the Bollywood stars who are working tirelessly to draw attention to water scarcity in the country. The Jal Shaktai Abhyan is a water conservation campaign by the government.
The campaign is focused on five major aspects – water conservation and rainwater harvesting, renovation of traditional and other water bodies, reuse of water and recharging of structures, watershed development, and intensive afforestation.
In an interview with NDTV, the actor spoke about the movement and how he is trying to create awareness about the same. He said, “The mindset we use to save and spend money needs to also be applied towards saving and spending water. We should concentrate more on public transport. It is an initiative by Maharashtra government to increase facilities for the railways. Public transport will really help us.
He also added, “What is important is that PM Modi and I find common ground to work together and I think that is what is important. The need of the hour is we work on issues which all of us believe in and all of us can contribute towards in a positive way.”
Earlier, the actor spoke about the movement in a video and said, “It is important to preserve water and we all have to use the resource carefully. Not just for today, but for tomorrow as well and also for our kids”
Aamir Khan might be away from the silver screen but looks like the ace actor is currently working on expanding his production house. Although he has been quite active on social media, giving his fans a glimpse in his personal life.
According to a report in Bollywood Hungama, the actor has purchased a property worth Rs 35 crores for commercial purpose and aims at expanding his production house. The report further suggested that the property has been bought under Aamir Khan Production Pvt Ltd and Aamir has even completed the stamp duty formalities.
Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan urged people to conserve water as part of the conservation mission.
As parts of the country grapple with acute water scarcity, the central government on Monday launched a five-point water conservation campaign – Jal Shakti Abhiyan.
The campaign found two Bollywood superstar endorsers – Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan – who echoed the need for water conservation, contributing to a better future.
Just hours after the two posted videos of them asking people to conserve water, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised them for their efforts in creating awareness.
“Extremely valid points by @aamir_khan on the need to conserve water and create awareness at the grassroots level,” said PM Modi, re-tweeting Aamir Khan’s video.
The Prime Minister’s reply did not go unnoticed by Aamir Khan, who then extended his support to the new government initiative.
“.@narendramodi Sir, the initiative taken up by you of making water the fundamental and primary issue for all of us is an extremely important step. Our wholehearted support is with you,” he replied.
In a second tweet, PM Modi also responded to Amitabh Bachchah or Big B calling his wise words inspiring.
“Wise words from @SrBachchan, which will surely inspire you towards conserving water and urging others to do so as well! #JanShakti4JalShakti,” PM Modi said.
The videos, over a minute long, by both Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan were shared on the Jal Shakti Abhiyan Twitter account before PM Modi shared them on his official Twitter account that has 48.3 Million followers.
The time-bound conservation mission will focus on 1592 stressed blocks in 256 districts and will be centered on five aspects – water conservation and rainwater harvesting, renovation of traditional and other water bodies, reuse of water and recharging of structures, watershed development, and intensive afforestation.
The campaign will run through citizen participation during monsoon (July 1-September 15). An additional phase will run from October 1 to November 30 for states receiving northeast retreating monsoons.
On Sunday, during his monthly radio address “Mann Ki Baat“, PM Modi requested citizens to help conserve water.
Over the past few weeks, Chennai has been dying up, affecting close to 9 million people in the city. Severe water shortage has also been reported from parts of Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal.
Addressing the water crisis, Tamil Superstar Politician Rajinikanth had said last week, “As of now, immediate measures that need to be taken is saving rainwater. It should be on a war-footing mode.”
The writer of Andaz Apna Apna, Dilip Shukla revealed that Salman Khan and Aamir Khan will be seen in the sequel along with three other characters.
Amid the reports of Varun Dhawan and Ranveer Singh being cast in the sequel to the 1994 classic Andaz Apna Apna, the writer of the original film, Dilip Shukla, said that the sequel cannot be complete without Salman and Aamir Khan.
In an interview with Deccan Chronicle, Dilip Shukla, who has been bestowed with the responsibility of writing the sequel as well, said that it is difficult to pen a sequel. He said, “I am writing the sequel. It is not easy to pen a sequel. I have to bring something more attractive in comparison to the earlier one.”
The writer, who has penned films like Damini, Anth and all three films in Dabangg series, revealed that Salman Khan and Aamir Khan will be there in the sequel as well. He said, “The sequel cannot be complete without Salman Khan and Aamir Khan. They will be there along with three other new cast members.”