Thugs of Hindostan will mark Big B’s return to intense action, confirms #AamirKhan

The much-talked about action-adventure Thugs Of Hindostan, which will witness Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir teaming up for the first time on screen, will also witness Big B’s return to high voltage action in a one of a kind role that he is playing in the film. This was revealed by Aamir Khan on the eve of his 53rd birthday yesterday when he recalled how the charismatic megastar was back to work after the health scare a day ago due to an excruciating pain in his back and shoulder, “Amit-ji will be seen doing complex action scenes after a long time with Thugs of Hindostan; it was a challenging experience for him shooting for the action. It can be physically taxing and he had severe pain in his back and shoulders but he is coping very well with it and we shot together subsequently,” Aamir said.

The superstar also recalled how Amitabh Bachchan was the first one to wish him on his birthday at midnight, “I was fervently hoping that he would be the first one to wish me and that’s exactly what happened. We were shooting and I was not aware about the time but suddenly I heard his booming voice on the mike. He wished me in front of the unit and I was overjoyed,” Aamir said.

He later spoke about how he cherished working with the megastar, “It is my dream come true to work with him. I want this film with Mr Bachchan to be the most memorable film of my career. I am hoping that Thugs of Hindostan is hailed by the audiences,” he said.

“I want this film with Mr Bachchan to be the most memorable film of my career” – Aamir Khan

The actor had way back tweeted about his excitement of working with Big B, when the film was announced, “Finally, the moment I’ve been waiting for has come… to work with my icon, Mr. Bachchan! Thanks Adi, Victor, for ‘Thugs of Hindostan’. I’m too thrilled to be working with the actor I have admired all of my life. Shoot starts early next year, and the release has been locked for Diwali 2018. Can’t wait to get started! Fingers crossed,” he had written.

Thugs of Hindostan, which is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya co-stars Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh and is scheduled for a Diwali 2018 release.


Celebrities, friends and fans welcome #RajnikanthPoliticalentry term it as game changer in TN politics

Twitter and social media are abuzz with Rajnikanth’s dashing entry into politics and his power-packed speech, even as fans and friends salute the #Thalaiva

By Manishaa R

More than a fortnight ago on the eve of his 67th birthday on December 12, Rajnikanth’s good friend, producer Rockline Venkatesh, who had produced Lingaa with him, had made a prophetic statement about the superstar’s entry into politics, “He has his timeless charisma on screen but he also has the charisma, determination and honesty to bring about a change, if he enters politics and it is time he did so,” Venkatesh said.

Venkatesh, who has also distributed some of Rajnikanth’s biggest films like Kabali in Karnataka, said that Rajnikanth could bring about a profound change in the politics of Tamil Nadu, if he decided to enter politics, “If he steps into politics he will hundred percent successful, as he has succeeded in his film career. That’s because he has a great concern for the people of the state and every word of his is valued by millions of his fans all over. He has the ability to put Tamil Nadu on a prominent place on the map of India,” he said.

Rajnikanth’s brief but power-packed speech is a true reflection of Venkatesh’s words and millions of people in Tamil Nadu perceive the Thalaiva. Justifying his decision to take the big leap into politics, the superstar said, “People from the other states are frowning upon us. Even after all this, if I am going to stay quiet, my conscience will prick me to the day I die. This is the state and you are the people who are the reason I am living today.” His speech also showed that he was determined to make a difference, “Before the state election, we will discuss what we can do and what we cannot. If we don’t do what we promise, we will resign within three years. We will be running spiritual politics,” he said, announcing his decision to contest all the 234 constituencies in the next state elections of Tamil Nadu he

Meanwhile Rajnikanth’s entry into politics has been welcomed by celebrities and friends across all genres. Superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who has always shared a great relationship with Rajnikanth was among the first to welcome Rajnikanth’s announcement, “My dear friend, my colleague and a humble considerate human  Rajnikanth, announces his decision to enter politics…my best wishes to him for his success.”

Veteran filmmaker and distributor N.R. Pachisia, was also among the ones who had great things to say about Rajnikanth, “He gave his heart and soul to his art form and entertained the people of TN and the rest of country. His intention will receive as much love and humbleness as he announces his political entry,” his tweet read.

“My dear friend, my colleague and a humble considerate human Rajnikanth, announces his decision to enter politics…my best wishes to him for his success”- Amitabh Bachchan

Noted Tamil movie distributor, Ranga Subramaniam, who has distributed more than 65 movies n Tamil, described Rajnikanth as the next big force after MGR to enter politics, “After MGR the real force has arrived. Game-changer” he posted on his twitter account. In another tweet he said, “2021 TN CM Welcome Thalaivaa. 234 out of 234. Thalaiva.”

Rajnikanth’s great friend Mohan Babu also welcomed the decision, “I wish my good friend @superstarrajini the very best. I am sure he will be the much needed change,” he tweeted.

Author, political analyst and columnist, Manobala Vijayabalan, said that Rajnikanth would make a difference to the state of Tami Nadu, “Superstar Rajnikanth’s political entry will surely bring the much needed change TN and India is looking for,” his tweet read.

Industrialist Anand Mahindra was also among those who admitted to being hugely impressed by Rajnikant’s speech, “If Tamil Nadu was a stock, I would be bullish and going long on it right now,” Mahindra posted on his Twitter handle in response to Rajnikant’s statement “if we don’t deliver, let’s resign in three years.”

Interestingly, China’s Xinhua News also took note of the development about the superstar’s decision to launch his party and enter politics to bring about a change.