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Thugs Of Hindostan is not inspired by Pirates of Carribean: Aamir Khan

While confirming that his upcoming film along with Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Shaikh - Thugs of Hindostan - is an action adventure film, Aamir Khan refuted rumours that it is inspired by Johnny Depp’s Pirates of the Carribean.

bollywood Updated: Jun 14, 2017 17:25 IST
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Aamir Khan during the television chat show Dangal Dangal Baat Chali Hai in Mumbai on May 20.(AFP)

Bollywood star Aamir Khan refuted rumours that his upcoming film Thugs Of Hindostan being inspired by the Johnny Depp starrer Hollywood flick Pirates of Caribbean.

Aamir Khan (R) and his wife and film director Kiran Rao Khan take part in the television chat show Dangal Dangal Baat Chali Hai. (AFP)

At a media meet after participating in chat show Dangal Dangal Baat Chali Hai with the whole cast of his mega blockbuster Dangal, Aamir was asked about the similarity and he said: “The film is not inspired from any other film. It is an action adventure film but the story is not similar.

“There are some hundreds of action adventure films. There is Pirates of Caribbean, there is Indiana Jones and many others. All these are action adventure films. So the genre of our film is action adventure but the story is different. Even my character in the film is not similar to any other character.”

Thugs of Hindostan is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and star Aamir, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh in lead roles.

“We are starting the shoot for Thugs of Hindostan in June. Fatima is the heroine of the film. I am very happy as she is a very good artist, she suits the role,” he said.

Aamir Khan with his wife and filmmaker Kiran Rao with Dangal team during the visit On the set Of "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2017 in Mumbai on May 20. (IANS)

With Dangal doing great business in China, the actor said he good films do not have any language or culture barrier and have a global connect. “I suppose people have loved the film. These kind of films do not have any language or culture barriers. These are human stories which connect to everybody, irrespective of their language or region. So this is the beauty of creative things... that they do not have any national or political boundaries.”

Asked whether he is receiving any messages from his Chinese fans, he said: “I am getting many messages from China, the way they are reacting on social media as well is making me very happy.”

The press conference ended with Aamir singing song Dhakad Hai from Dangal.

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First Published: May 21, 2017 09:50 IST