Aamir Khan is a great actor, not me, says Amitabh Bachchan

Both Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan will be teaming up for the first time in the Yash Raj Films project Thugs of Hindostan.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: October 20, 2016 3:33 pm
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Amitabh Bachchan says his Thugs of Hindostan co-star Aamir Khan can be called a “great actor,” but not him. Bachchan and the 51-year-old superstar will be teaming up for the first time in the Yash Raj Films project.

“Aamir can be termed ‘great’, not me. I have enjoyed his performances and his films. He is an accomplished actor and a great star,” Bachchan told PTI when asked about the two great actors coming together.

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The film will be directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya of Dhoom 3 fame. Besides this, the 73-year-old actor is also doing the third instalment of Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar franchise. Sarkar 3 begins from where the last outing ended, while the character of Subhash Nagre (essayed by Bachchan) remains unchanged,” he said.

Meanwhile, on the announcement made by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, that his team (referring to home production Phantom Films) is planning to work with the “Piku” star, Bachchan said he is clueless about any such development.

“Anurag Kashyap..?? No, I have not heard of any such venture. We talked a lot during the time I worked with him in ‘Yudh’ and his short film, but nothing fructified,” he added.

Bachchan has an eventful year so far with his three films including Teen, Wazir and Pink getting released. The actor is also getting rave reviews for his performance in Pink. He also spoke about issues related to women across different platforms while promoting the film. His letter to his granddaughters was also praised.

However, Aamir Khan’s much-awaited movie Dangal is yet to release. The actor has reportedly shown the film to Shabana Azmi.

It is interesting to note that while Bachchan has shared the screen with other two Khans – Shah Rukh Khan in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum and Salman Khan in Baghban, Amitabh and Aamir have never starred in a film together.