Aamir Khan was super disappointed with Thugs Of Hindostan failure at the box office. The actor was heavily trolled for his Jack Sparrow-like role when the trailer of Vijay Krishna Acharya’s directorial released. But little had Aamir expected that the initial response would actually also reflect at the ticket windows too. The actor had a super line-up of projects. There was the Bhushan Kumar biopic, Mogul, Shakun Batra’s Osho biopic, Rakesh Sharma biopic titled Salute/Saare Jahan Se Achcha and of course Khan’s favourite Mahabharata. However, AK bowed out of Saare Jahan Se Achcha early on and suggested Shah Rukh Khan sign the movie instead.
When the #MeToo movement in India caught momentum and Mogul helmer and producers were questioned, the actor as a conscious Bollywood star bowed out of the movie. And apparently, the Osho biopic producers found the actor too expensive and decided to drop the star for a more resourceful actor instead. With all his movie projects out of his calendar, the actor has ample time in hand to not just work out details of Mahabharata, but also work on a movie. We hear he's choosing carefully and will be collaborating with the Secret Superstar Advait Chandan.
An insider revealed that the actor “is in no mood to experiment with his ‘sensible star’ image” and wants to work “on a movie that will strike a chord with his die-hards”. Remember, last year there was buzz that AK would be working in Tom Hanks starrer Forrest Gump Hindi remake? Well, looks like the actor might just be treating his fans to the same by the end of this year and hopefully on his lucky Christmas day release. An insider revealed that “Aamir has begun prepping and is currently working on his look” for the movie. Guess we should prepare for another famous Aamir Khan makeover and an official announcement sometime soon.
Considering that Mr Perfectionist has often been compared to Tom Hanks, the Hindi remake of Forrest Gump, which is one of Hanks best films would be a perfect ode from the Hindi superstar to the Hollywood star.
Having said that, this would also add more pressure on the actor to perform because it would be compared to the original, which won Tom Hanks an Academy Award in 1995 for Best Actor. We bet Aamir fans will vouch for the fact that only AK can pull off the Oscar-winning performance in a remake and we’d agree too.