Rajinikanth is a very big star; I hope 2.0 doesn’t release with Thugs of Hindostan: Aamir Khan
The much talked about Bollywood biggie Thugs of Hindostan is nearing completion. Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan are coming together for the first time and so the pre-release hype is massive. Vijay Krishna Acharya, who previously helmed Dhoom 3, is directing this movie. It is an adaptation of the 1839 novel ‘Confessions of a Thug’, which is set in the 18th century and has pirates in the narrative. The movie is scheduled to release for this year’s Diwali on November 7.
Trade experts have pinned high hopes on Thugs of Hindostan. The movie is expected to do extraordinary business both in domestic and international markets. But, Aamir Khan is well aware of the fact that another hugely anticipated movie ‘2.0’ is also set for release sometime by the end of this year.
In a recent interaction with his fans in social media, Aamir was asked about his expectations for the upcoming Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0. The star revealed that he was not too keen on Thugs of Hindostan clashing with 2.0. He believes that his movie would be in trouble if that sort of a clash happens at the box office. He said, “I hope that it (2.0) does not release with my film, as it would be a problem for us. Rajinikanth is a very big star and I respect him a lot.”
It is worth a mention that director Shankar had initially approached Aamir Khan with the script of 2.0. Aamir himself revealed this recently in an interview. He said, “Shankar had actually offered me Rajini sir’s role in 2.0. During that time Rajini sir was feeling down with his health and was doubtful about doing such a big film. He even called me and insisted me to do it but I just could not relate to that character. Whenever I thought of it, Rajini sir’s image would come and I could not connect to it emotionally. Finally, I told Shankar that I will not be able to do it, only Rajini sir can do it as he’s irreplaceable.”
Meanwhile, the extensive VFX and CG works for 2.0 are underway. Many international technicians are associated in the post-production side. The movie has already seen multiple postponing. So, the makers are trying their best to release the movie this year itself. Official announcement regarding the release date has not yet been made.