Dangal Girl Sana Shaikh was believed to be the first choice to play a romantic character against Aamir Khan in ‘Thugs of Hindostan’. A lot has been speculated about the leading lady in the film. And now, rumours are rife that ‘Dangal’ girl Fatima Sana Shaikh has been dropped from consideration.
The reason for dropping her name is reportedly very flimsy. The script requires the actress to kiss the character to be played by Aamir in the film for a dream sequence. According to a report in MissMalini,com, since the pretty girl played the role of his daughter in ‘Dangal’, Aditya felt that it wouldn’t be a good idea to romantically pair her opposite Aamir. Certainly it is not a valid ground to drop an artist from the film.
Sana is a professional artist and expected to play all kinds of role. A kiss can not be a reason to drop someone from the film unless she is found lacking in skills. Her performance in Dangal was appreciated by most of the critics and audience.
The report even suggests that Aamir wanted to have Sana on board for the short by significant part but Aditya opined differently.The hunt for an actress for the character in question is still on!Thugs of Hindostan will see two of the biggest names in the world of Hindi Cinema coming together on screen for the first time – Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has reportedly decided to go full monty in Rajkumar Hirani’s under production film ‘Peekay’.According to media reports, Aamir, who plays an alien in the film, has stripped for a scene. The actor has never done that before and by doing so has left many surprised.
The superstar is popular for his onscreen lip locks but even he might have never imagined going to show his assets for a film. Reportedly, Hirani was keen to retain the scene and was waiting for Aamir to take a call. A perfectionist that he is, Aamir decided against hiring a body double for the scene in question and chose to do it himself.
Much hyped film from Yashraj Films stable ‘ Dhoom 3’ is lined up for release in December. As the release date is approaching fast the film company has released their latest song ‘Malang’ from the movie.
Sources in Yashraj informed few media persons that Malang is basically a high energy number which consumed Rs 5 crore while filming. According to media reports, the song features 200 professional gymnasts specially flown in from the US. The expenses include the fees of the gymnasts, their costumes and the elaborate sets. Whether the song will be worth all this money is yet to be seen.
New Delhi: Aamir Khan-starrer suspense thriller ‘Taalash’ has made it to the Rs. 100 crore club. The film has raked in Rs.131.78 crore worldwide.
The film, directed by Reema Kagti, and co-produced by Farhan Akhtar-Ritesh Sidhwani`s Excel Entertaiment and Aamir Khan Productions, earned Rs.85.38 crore at the domestic box office within 13 days of its release, Nov 30.
The film has grossed Rs.46.40 crore overseas. ‘Talaash’ also features Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor.It was made on a budget of Rs.40 crore, and released across 2,500 screens. Its satellite rights were sold for Rs. 40 crore.
New Delhi: (PTI) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, known for his penchant for doing things in a unique way, says he wants to adapt of the epic Mahabharata on screen but is scared it may consume 20 years of his life as the subject needs perfect detailing. The 47-year-old actor has even thought that he will play the character of Lord Krishna in it.
“I want to make the Mahabharata. It’s my dream and a nightmare too. It will take 20 years of my life to work on such a subject. I am apprehensive about it because people complain that I take three years to make a film,” he said on the sidelines of Agenda Aaj Tak’s session ‘Dil Chahta Hai’. “I actually wanted to play Karna because he is my favourite. But I feel, I don’t fit into the character because he was a six feet five inches warrior. So, I think I will be best suited for Krishna’s character. My mom used to call me
The 47-year-old actor has even thought that he will play the character of Lord Krishna in it. Krishna when I was a kid and like him, I was also surrounded by girls.”
The ‘Talaash’ star has always built a sense of responsibility in the society be it his initiative to join anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare or highlighting social issues through his TV debut ‘Satyamev Jayate’.”Being an entertainer or a creative person, it’s my social responsibility to build the social fabric and a grace in the society. I am not a political person because I have no interest in politics. I strongly feel that I should contribute for a social change through my craft,” he said.
Recently, a man who spoke against honour killing in one of the episodes of ‘Satyamev Jayate’ was allegedly shot dead by his family members. The actor expressed his grief for this act but said he will not scrap the idea of going ahead with the second season of his show. “My good wishes will always be with him and wife. But with this, I don’t lost my hope to do something for my society. I will definitely bring the second season of the show.”
(IANS)Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is to meet Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday in connection with female foeticide cases highlighted by the TV reality show Satyamev Jayate.
“Aamir had expressed his desire to meet the chief minister on May 9. The chief minister has agreed to meet him at his official residence at 5 pm today (Wednesday),” said a senior official in the chief minister’s office.
Khan in his programme Satyamev Jayate, aired Sunday, had highlighted the story of a sting operation done seven years back by two Jaipur based journalists to expose increasing female foeticide cases in four states – Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
Following the expose, the Rajasthan government had come down heavily on doctors who were involved in sex determination tests and abortions and had started a probe against them. The doctors since then have neither been promoted nor have been cleared of the charges.
Aamir had said in his show that he would appeal to the Rajasthan chief minister to get the cases against the doctors clubbed together and tried in a fast track court. He also appealed the viewers to support his signature campaign.
Gehlot on Tuesday tweeted: “Satyamev Jayate is a great and extra ordinary initiative to root out female foeticide. I am eager to have a fruitful dialogue with Aamir on May 9.” Rajasthan has been in the news for increasing cases of female foeticide and female infanticide. According to Census 2011, Rajasthan has 883 girls between the age of 0-6 for every 1,000 boys. The child sex ratio in 2001 was 909.
Yashraj Films ambitious action-thriller `Dhoom 3` will begin shooting from the month of May without any delay. This movie will show Bollywood star Aamir Khan playing a villain for the first time in his career.
Earlier he played a character in ‘Fanna’ which had shades of grey but this time he is going to play and outright negative role. There were reports of Aamir delaying the project because of his commitments on television but YashRaj Films issued a statement today that the shooting will begin as per schedule. ‘Dhoom 3’ will be released next year in 2013.
Aamir is busy these days with his first TV assignment which resulted into the postponement of “Talaash” release which was slated for June. Now the release has been pushed towards winter season. Since ‘Talaash’ would be Aamir Khan’s first release this year therefore it has generated lot of pre release buzz. But the delayed release date has disappointed Aamir fans.
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Actor-producer Aamir Khan turned 47 Wednesday and celebrated his big day with journalists at his residence here.
“I am humbled that you all are here to wish me. My day starts with you, with your good wishes,” said an overwhelmed Aamir who welcomed the media outside his Pali Hill residence. He cut a cake and spoke to reporters.
“I would thank god who has given me all the success and happiness that god has showered on me in my personal life. We were recently blessed with a kid named Azad so I am thankful to god,” said the actor, dressed casually in shorts and a T-shirt.
With each passing year, Aamir looks younger and says that it is all because of his parents’ genes.
“There is no secret behind this. I would only thank my ‘ami’ and ‘abbajaan’ who has given me these genes. Whatever we are, it is given by our parents. I try to live a healthy life,” he said.