Big B will be playing the role of Khudabaksh, the commander of Thugs, in one of the most awaited movie ‘Thugs of Hindostan’. Aamir Khan shared the motion poster for the Amitabh Bachchan’s look as Khudabaksh on twitter saying “The biggest thug of all !!! Love, a.” Khudabaksh’s avatar look amazing, with a sword in his hand, an armour on his body, a turban on his head and passion in his eyes.
“Wading through storms & battles,the commander of Thugs has arrived. Amitabh Bachchan as #Khudabaksh,” reads the description along the motion poster shared by YRF. Take a look at Thugs of Hindostan’s Khudabaksh below
Thugs of Hindostan features features Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Katrina Kaif and is one of the most ambitious film of YRF studios. YRF will release motion pictures for lead characters in the coming days, which will lead up to a teaser. The film is being played up as India’s answer to Pirates of the Caribbean, and its animated logo -- released Monday --had iconography quite similar to the Johnny Depp film, with swords and emblemsmerging into each other to reveal the steely title: Thugs of Hindostan.
Thugs of Hindostan has been budgeted at approximately Rs 300 crore. “Thugs of Hindostan is a big action-adventure film.There’s no message in that. I am playing a character who cannot be trusted at all – [so it’s the] very opposite of Dangal … He’s a very slippery character. He has no scruples at all – for money he can sell his mother out. He’s like that,” Aamir earlier told South China Morning Post about the film.
Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, the film has been shot aboard ships, too.Said an insider, “Since sea and ships play an integral part in the plot, Aamir as well as (producer) Aditya Chopra were sure that they would go all out to present the biggest spectacle that Hindi cinema has ever witnessed. The film’s budgets are yet to be ascertained, but the cost for the two ships easily runs into several crores.”
Thugs of Hindostan is based on Philip MeadowsTaylor’s novel Confessions of a Thug and the cult of the Thuggee. Yash Raj built two mammoth ships — weighing two lakh kilos — on which the film has been shot. “It took over a year to build these two ships off the coast of Malta (inEurope). Director Vijay Krishna Acharya wanted to go the whole hog in terms of scale and create a huge visual experience. Authenticity and aesthetics have both been kept in mind given the fact that it’s a period film.”
Scheduled for Diwali release, the film will hit the theaters on November 8.