Aamir Khan is ‘very sorry, hurt and upset’ for not living up to expectations in Thugs of Hindostan.
Actor Aamir Khan doesn’t come with the ego that comes with being one of the biggest names in showbiz. He humbly accepts success, and candidly takes credit for his films’ failures, too. Last year, Thugs of Hindostan (TOH) tanked at the box office, and he feels like apologising to viewers “for not living up to the expectations”.
In a chat, he discusses success, films and if he wants to do more than one film a year. Well, for the last question, he says, “The pace has reduced considerably. It’s more like one [film] in two years. TOH was on last Diwali, and Laal Singh Chaddha will be out on Christmas next year, so, it’ll be a little over two years.” Excerpts:
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan who was last seen in the movie Thugs of Hindostan, is next acting in the movie Lal Singh Chaddha, which is directed by Advait Chandan, who had previously directed the superhit movie Secret Superstar that had Aamir Khan in a cameo.
Lal Singh Chaddha is the official Hindi remake of the Hollywood classic movie Forrest Gump released in 1994. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the movie starred Tom Hanks, Sally Field and was an acclaimed movie that won Tom Hanks the Best actor Oscar award.
Recently it was revealed that Vijay Sethupathi will play a role in Lal Singh Chaddha, and the latest update is that he might be playing Aamir Khan’s friend, reprising the role Bubba played by Mykelti Williamson in the original. Reportedly the team has modified the screenplay to have Bubba’s character as a Tamil person, and that Makkal Selvan will play the role.
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.”
In this post, find a complete list of Bollywood Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan upcoming movies in next years 2019, 2019 and 2020.
Do you know why people eagerly wait for Aamir’s movies?
The biggest Hindi Blockbuster Dangal (2016) collected 2000 Crore worldwide including 386 Crore in India, 1300 crore in China. Aamir’sPK (2014) collected Rs 340 crore at the Indian box office. Dhoom 3 (2013) and 3 Idiots (2009) were the two benchmark movies with Rs 284 crore and Rs 202.47 crore collections respectively.
Thugs of Hindostan (2018) failed to sustain that rhythm, 300 Cr budget this period drama receives disaster reviews.
Aamir Khan is gearing up to begin work on his next film – Lal Singh Chaddha which is an official Hindi adaptation of the hit Hollywood film Forrest Gump. The English film traces the journey of this dimwitted man as he witnesses some of the most iconic episodes in US history. Similarly, Aamir’s character will also be present during some of the most crucial moments in the history of the nation.
Our source tells us, “Aamir is known to delve deep into his character. He had been wanting to make Forrest Gump for quite a few years but getting the rights took some time. But now, he’s completely devoted himself to the project. He is currently getting into the proper shape to play the younger Lal Singh Chaddha. He will lose at least 12-14 kilos now because he needs to look leaner than what he did in Thugs Of Hindostan.”
On one hand, there’s Salman Khan’s Bharat which began with the India-Pakistan Partition and ended in 2010. But Lal Singh Chaddha will showcase other momentous events instead. The informer reveals, “The movie opens in the ’70s with the India-Pakistan War of 1971. Advait Chandan, the director, along with Aamir, is sitting and researching material from the time zone. They are planning it on the lines of a socio-political drama. Along with that, they will also capture the whole period when Emergency was declared in India. They also plan to show the assassination of Indira Gandhi, Rajeev Gandhi among other events. Aamir’s character will age through the years and will travel to present times. Apart from the 1971 War, a brief part of the film’s second half will be about the Kargil War.”
Actor-producer Aamir Khan, whose films are making a killing at the box-office in China, modestly claims that though he has been bestowed with the tag of ‘Worlds Biggest Superstar’, his popularity in the country is accidental.
Speaking about the tremendous love he garnered from the adjacent nation, Aamir Khan said, “My popularity in China happened by accident. Not many people know that it all started with 3 Idiots (2009), which reached Chinese homes through piracy. I guess they really related with the subject of the education system. Then they followed my work, including PK, and even the TV show Satyamev Jayate. When Dangal released in China, they already knew me and my work. Also, the reason why the films did such business in China is the sheer number of screens. In India, we have around 5,000 theatres, while in China there are 45,000. Even though there isn’t as much difference in the population of the two countries (approx. 1.35 billion in India and 1.4 billion in China). I play a cameo in Secret Superstar; even then the film was released by the exhibitors in 11,000 theatres in China. Just imagine the scale!”