After director Sanjay Leela Bhansali had a grand opening of his magnum opus ‘Padmaavat’ in all the IMAX theatres in 3D, superstar Aamir Khan has also decided to walk the same route. The actor’s upcoming flick ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ will also be released in the IMAX format worldwide.
Making a video announcement through IMAX’s official Twitter handle, Aamir said, “It a great pleasure to announce that my new film Thugs Of Hindostan is a film that we all will be able to experience in IMAX. Thugs Of Hindostan has been produced by Yash Raj Films and produced by VIjay Krishna Acharya. It’s a huge action adventure film, shot on a large very large scale ideal for IMAX. I am looking forward for everyone across the world watching Thugs Of Hindostan on IMAX. Quite honestly I am also excited of watching it, I want to see it up there, huge. See you guys soon in an IMAX theatre.”
Aamir also takes us back to the day when he first went to watch a movie at IMAX. The actor recalls that he was shooting a film in Sydney when he went to watch his first IMAX film. Aamir says that “It was one of the most magical moments for me. This larger than life immersive experience for me and I kept coming back to the theatre day after day watching all the available films at that time. Since then I have been a huge IMAX fan.”
Padmaavat was the first Indian film to be released in IMAX 3D which garnered a tremendous amount of praise from all corners. Now the same is expected for Thugs of Hindostan. The movie is slated to release this Diwali on 7 November.
Other than these two films, Bollywood films like Dhoom 3, Bang Bang! and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, have been re-mastered into the IMAX format. A big-budget action adventure film, Thugs Of Hindostan also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Shashank Arora, Jackie Shroff and Ronit Roy.
Produced at an estimated budget of Rs. 210 crore, Thugs Of Hindostan is Yash Raj Film’s most expensive film till date. Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, the film is based on Philip Meadows Taylor's 1839 ethnographic fiction novel, Confessions of a Thug