Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan’s most awaited film Thugs of Hindostan is going to hit the screens on this Diwali. For the first time in Bollywood industry, Amitabh and Aamir sharing the screen space in this film. The film is releasing under Yash Raj Film’s banner. This film is said to be an adventures film.
Thugs of Hindostan Shooting Became An Adventure For Aamir Khan & Amitabh Bachchan
The film is made with a high budget and the computer graphics used to show the film realistic. Yet, Amitabh and Aamir went to the real locations like Thailand and Malta for the shooting of this film. They find this film is an adventurous journey to both of them.
Amitabh Bachchan says, “I couldn’t understand Viktor’s (director Vijay Krishna Acharya) philosophy of wanting to go to Thailand to shoot this sequence but he said we found a wonderful location and I want to explore that. I must admit that when I went there and saw the location, it was absolutely awe-inspiring. It’s a massive cave. It’s like almost 20 to 30 storeys high and it’s difficult to imagine how nature was able to create this. While we were shooting on two or three locations, we had visitors without a pass on our location. Huge snakes would suddenly appear out of the rocks. Many a time there were little pranks that everyone was playing by throwing rubber snakes.”
But reaching the set was a pain for 76-year-old Amitabh, since it was a cumbrous uphill climb. Exclusively for Big B, a palki (palanquin) was built. “I had a lot of problems for the final walk. It had a climb, as it was mountainous. I have breathing problems. I tried a couple of times but it was not happening. They generously made a Palki for me. I was lifted and taken to the location while looking very regal,” he says.
Aamir also chimes in, “When I walked in there for the first time, I was taken aback with the beauty of Poda Nui Island. It also felt like a real hideout. It had a massive cave with a huge ceiling and a river flowing through it. It’s a fantastic location.”