Aamir Khan causes Christmas havoc

Tue, January 21, 2014 11:30am UTC by 14 Comments
Aamir Khan causes Christmas havoc

The actor’s much awaited film with Rajkumar Hirani will release in December 2014

It was meant to be a nice and easy Christmas for Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, John Abraham, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor and Shruti Haasan. The big-ticket release for Christmas day, 2014, was supposed to be Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet, with Anees Bazmee’s Welcome Back, starring John Abraham, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor and Shruti Haasan, providing benign competition. However, the undisputed king of Christmas, Aamir Khan whose past releases during the holiday, including Taare Zameen Par, Ghajini, 3 Idiots and Dhoom:3, has scuppered those best laid plans. Rajkumar Hirani’s much-awaited P.K. starring the so-called perfectionist was due a June 6 release. That has now changed.

A terse statement from the production companies said: “Vinod Chopra Films and Rajkumar Hirani Films, in association with Disney, announce that P.K. release shall be in Christmas 2014.”

Aamir Khan said on his social media accounts: “Hey guys, P.K. release date is finally locked…. this Christmas…. my lucky date!!! Jai Ho!!!”

We’ll come back to the Jai Ho in a minute, but Aamir’s assertion that the P.K. release date is “finally locked” is nonsense. The June 6 date was announced several months ago. In such a crowded release date scenario, producers and distributors keep a beady eye out for good dates and use pre announced date information to set their own. Aamir’s decision to invade Christmas this year therefore breaches an unwritten code of date ethics. But hey, he’s Aamir Khan and he can choose to release his film whenever he wants, it is a free market out there and why worry about the rest.

The reasons behind Aamir’s decision to move to Christmas, beyond the obvious fact that the date has been lucky for him, are twofold. Dhoom:3 will receive its television premiere in the next couple of months, followed by the home video release. The summer will see the second season of Aamir’s crocodile tear saga Satyamev Jayate, the first season of which was a huge ratings success amongst the gullible television audience who actually believed that Aamir was sincere and genuine. So, if P.K. had released on June 6 as planned, the fickle audience would have had an Aamir overdose, too much of a good thing as it were.

While the producers of Bombay Velvet and Welcome Back are now left scrambling to find a new release date, two films have stepped smartly into the yawning gap left by P.K. on June 6. Prabhu Dheva’s Action Jackson, starring Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha will now clash with A.R. Murugadoss’ Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, starring Akshay Kumar and the near ubiquitous Sonakshi.

Back to Jai Ho, the copyrighted AR Rahman slogan that he has kindly let Salman Khan use as the title for his January 24 release that no one, not even Salman fans, is looking forward to, given that it looks so tired and flat. New best buddy Aamir has been tirelessly plugging Jai Ho on his social media pages, beginning with a daily countdown and even providing information about advance bookings.

Here’s some Aamir poetry for your delectation:

Teri Talaash Main Hum Duur Ja Nahi Saktay

Tu Kitna Paas Hai Tujko Bata Nahi Saktay

Hamain Malom Hai Ye Zindagi Char Din Ki Hai

Magar Teray Bina Ye Char Din Bita Nahi Saktay

4 days to go!!!

Jai Ho!!

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  • EthicalGuy

    How does SRK pay you to run down Aamir and Salman in each of your articles? Shorty Khan/Crocodile tears etc etc…….though SRK is of the same height and more fake…!!!

    • Guest

      They write even worser crap about SRK. Looks like you really are scared of SRK and his position. LOL.

  • Gaurav

    This article is shame on journalism. It is absolutely unprofessional to ridicule someone’s physical problems , for popularity. In every article about superstars, absolute bullshit is written. Time to learn some etiquettes , dear writer.

  • Lisa JD

    couldn’t agree more with ethicalguy and gaurav!! somethings constantly wrong with writer/s….cmon its boring to try n fashionably criticise others’ success!!

  • paaa

    maadarchod cineswami… srgay ki maa ka bhosda

  • Bhram Waqabati

    Exactly, very unethical and greedy decision by Aamir Khan, whose films I used to like except for his latest crapfest that was Dhoom&Gloom 3. Very selfish Aamir. Shame on you.

  • AARTZ

    Your jealousy and pettiness of Aamir and Salman is now just sad and tired. Tell your buddy SRK to put away his wallet and focus on making GOOD movies and maybe then he wont have to shell out for such blatantly biased articles.

    • Guest

      Check out their articles on SRK. Who funds them??? Salman’s PR? Why does Reshma Shetty Bali/Neha Kirpalani writing nonsense on SRK? I heard Salman’s PR team head is Reshma Shetty. Dunno if the author in BL and the PR lady are one and the same! Thats proof for you…

      • AARTZ

        I am not saying there are not articles out there that are not negative against SRK- of course there are, everyone has favorites. However, the majority of articles written about Aamir in on this site are negative or doubting. They may have some nice things written sprinkled among verbal barbs and CONSTANT comments on his height and such (which to Aamir’s credit hasn’t seemed to hurt him much as he is a TOP earner and highly respected in Indian cinema and abroad). Its just sad in general that writer’s have to resort to stupid comments like this to please,even in the case of pieces written on SRK. Again, I am just pointing out that this site in particular, that in almost every Aamir article, they have negative things to say about him. Like I said, it’s just sad and tired. And you can say, ” then why come back to this site if you don’t like it?” and the answer would be is that I continue to hope for one day to read articles that are not petty and are focused to the point at hand. Still waiting….

  • Guest

    If every article against any star is funded by SRK, who funds negative articles on him???

    • truth teller

      chup kar writer ki aulad. SRK ka chamcha

  • Parvez Naik

    yes. Mr Perfectionist. Aamir….but sad aub poora saal intezar karna parayga

  • Parvez Naik

    in Bollywood Life k Cahirperson ki lagta hai Aamir ne GA@@D mari hai wo b 100 dafa, hamaisha Aamir k against likhtay hain

  • Ashique

    Would the author be kind enough to state his name rather than just ‘cineswami’, please…


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