Rumor has it that Mr. Perfect, Aamir Khan, will replace Hrithik Roshan in an upcoming YRF production, Thug. The movie is reportedly being postponed due to the ongoing issue to finalize the lead actor.
It was previously believed that Hrithik Roshan left the project before it was heard again that he decided to stay in with legendary Amitabh Bachchan also to be the part of this action adventure film. Sources have disclosed now that Aamir Khan will play the lead role in this movie since Hrithik seems to be more excited about Kaabil than Thug. Kaabil is directed by Sanjay Gupta and produced by Rakesh Roshan (under his own banner FilmKraft Productions) and this Thrilling Drama is set to release in January 2017. Hrithik Roshan is also seen busy these days in promoting his upcoming film, Mohenjo Daro, that is set to clash with with Akshay Kumar’s Rustom at box office on August 12.
Thug is said to be directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya who also directed Dhoom-3 for Yash Raj Films back in 2013 with Aamir Khan playing the role of a circus entertainer come thief. The movie was a hit at box office and both, Khan and Acharya, shared a good working relationship. Although, Aamir Khan is busy filming his much awaited biographical drama, Dangal, that will be released in December this year but it is believed amongst some sources that he will say yes to Thug as the Bollywood star has previously worked twice with YRF (Fanaa and Dhoom 3) and on both occasions the movies went on to become big commercial success. Aamir Khan’s Crime/Thriller, Sarfarosh (1999), is said to have a sequel in 2017 but there is no such news about the movie giving truthful information as there are many different rumors in the air. It is also said that John Mathew Matthan, director of Sarfarosh, has been asked by the makers to write the screenplay of the sequel.
Given these facts, chances are high that we will see the trio, Aamir Khan, Vijay Krishna Acharya and Yash Raj Films getting together one more time for this project.
Nothing is for sure to this moment though as we have not heard a single word from any of these people involved and anything can happen while we go as due to Hrithik’s primary interest in doing Kaabil delayed the film from January to this point in time where lead actor is yet to be penciled by the makers. Check back for more updates.