Yes: Amitabh Bachchan-Aamir Khan team up for ‘Thugs of Hindostan’

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Yes: Amitabh Bachchan-Aamir Khan team up for 'Thugs of Hindostan'
Yes: Amitabh Bachchan-Aamir Khan team up for ‘Thugs of Hindostan’

It is confirmed. Bollywood’s perfectionist Aamir Khan and the Shahenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, will be sharing screen together for the first time in the history of Hindi cinema. The two legendary actors will be teaming up for Yash Raj Films’ new project titled Thugs of Hindostan. The film will be directed by writer-director Vijay Krishna Acharya who has previously directed Dhoom 3 with Aamir. The movie is scheduled to release on Diwali next year. The leading lady of the film will be announced soon.

Despite their distinguished biographies, Aamir and Big B have never made a film together – Thugs of Hindostan will be their first. Big B has been in films with Aamir’s fellow Khans, Shah Rukh and Salman.

Very little is known about the film so far but it’s reportedly based on novelist Philip Meadows’ 1839 book Confessions of a Thug. Vijay Krishna Acharya, the ‘Victor’ of Aamir’s tweet, will direct. He last helmed Dhoom: 3, in which Aamir starred as the antagonist and Amitabh Bachchan’s son Abhishek played the protagonist.

The female lead has not been revealed yet.

At present, Aamir Khan is busy with his next Dangal, which is based on wrestler Mahavir Phogat’s life and his struggles to make his daughters, Geeta and Babita, wrestlers. Dangal is all set to hit the theatres this Christmas. Big B is currently busy promoting Pink, also starring Taapsee Pannu, Angad Bedi, Kriti Kulhari, Piyush Mishra and Andrea Taring. Pink will release on September 16.

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