Yash Raj Films dropped the epic Thugs of Hindostan trailer today. The big budget movie stars Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Fatima Sheikh and Katrina Kaif in the lead. While we’ve seen Aamir work with Katrina and Fatima before, this is the first the perfectionist shares screen space with the legendary actor. But why did it take this long for the duo to work together? Well, Amitabh blames Aamir for it. Speaking to the press at the release of Thugs of Hindostan trailer, the actor poked fun at Aamir and said the latter doesn’t have time for him and his ideas.
“Sachai yeh hai ke kai filmein offer hui, bhaisaab ne inkaar kar diya. Yeh mera bahut bada saubhagya hai ke inke saath kaam karne ka avsar mila hai (The truth is that we have been offered movies together but Aamir rejected those offers. I’m fortunate to finally get a chance to work with him),” Amitabh said. Aamir retaliated to the poke and clarified that he and Amitabh signed a movie together, but it did not work out. “Main yaad dilana chahta hoon ke humari ek film thi jo Indra Kumar banane waale the. Uska naam tha Rishta. Fir wo kaafi wajao se nahi bani. Toh aisa mauka ek dafaa aaya lekin fir wo hua nahi. Aur tab se leke ab tak main intezaar hi kar raha tha ke mujhe mauka mile. Amit Ji ke saath film ke liye na karne ki himmat hi nahi hai (I want to remind everyone that we signed an Indra Kumar movie called Rishta. However, due to many reasons, it did not work out. I was waiting for such an opportunity to cross our paths but it didn’t happen and I was waiting for a chance to work with Big B. I cannot dare to say no to a chance to star opposite Amit ji),” he said.
This answer wasn’t enough for Amitabh. He went on to say that he has been nagging Aamir to give him an opportunity. “Main kab se kar raha hoon inse ke bhaisaab ek film ka aap nirdeshan kijiye, hume kahi ek chota sa role de dilijiye, ye maan hi nahi rahe. Maine do-teen idea bhi diye hai ke ispe banao. Toh yeh kehte hai acha sochta hoon main. Sochte sochte kai baras beeth gaye (I have been telling Aamir for a while now to direct me in one of his movies, give me even a small role, but he doesn’t agree. I offered him two-three ideas as well. He tells me he’ll think about it. He has spent all this time thinking),” he said. Aamir was left speechless.
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