Friday, January 29, 2016

Aamir Khan announces sequel of 3 IDIOTS!

Aamir Khan’s fans and movie buffs who have appreciated Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani directed film 3 IDIOTS (2009) have reasons to cheer as Mr. Perfectionist aka Aamir Khan has announced the sequel of 3 IDIOTS!!! 

Speaking at the promotion of Rajkumar Hirani’s latest production SAALA KHADOOS staring Madhvan in the lead role, Aamir Khan, in the presence of Rajkumar Hirani said, “Raju Hirani has been silently working on the script of 3 IDIOTS and has given me a hint about the sequel. I have been bowled over by the idea. So film buffs keep your figures crossed for another dose of family entertainer 3 IDIOTS- 2!”

On being quizzed about the details about the sequel of 3 IDIOTS, Aamir Khan said, “Right now I am engaged in the shooting of DANGAL in which I play an aged wrestler weighing 98 kg, who encourages his daughter to make a career in wrestling, a sports regarded as the male sport.”

He added, “I have completed shooting for the aged father and now I am shedding weight to come back into my original shape as in the first half of the movie I play a young wrestler. I will have to lose 25 kilos to play the younger version of my character. I have already started working out on that. After DANGAL is complete I may focus my attention Hirani’s 3 IDIOTS!”

Confirming the news Rajkumar Hirani said, “Few months’ back I came up with an idea for the sequel of 3 IDIOTS. I discussed it with my co-writer Abhijat Joshi, who jumped over it and we began developing the plot. Later when we discussed the plot with Aamir Khan, he was really excited.”

“Though till now we are in the initial stages of writing I cannot reveal much about the sequel, but I can promise that film buffs can anticipate a sequel to 3 IDIOTS!” he quipped. 

Truly, if there is any sequel of any movie that is most awaited by film buffs is that of Aamir Khan’s film 3 IDIOTS! One hope the filmmakers come up with the sequel soon!!!

“40 years have passed since KABHIE KABHIE was released and still my fans insist me to the recite the same poem!” Amitabh Bachchan

Kabhi kabhi mere dil main khayal aata hain

Ki zindagi teri zulfon ki narm chhaon main guzarne pati

to shadab ho bhi sakti thi…..

More than the title track Kabhi kabhi mere dil main khayal aata hain …sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh, I think it is the above mentioned poignant poem narrated so touching by Mr. Amitabh Bachchan that has become a hot favorite among the audience. Frequently Mr. Bachchan is seen fulfilling the demand of his fans to recite the poem and he does oblige with the same panache.

Recently Mr. Bachchan got nostalgic recollecting the completion of 40 years of his mega hit film KABHIE KABHIE that was released on January 27, 1976. Overwhelmed by the movie’s excellent poetry and bewitching locales of Kashmir he tweeted, "It is strange that 40 years have passed since KABHIE KABHIE was released and still my fans insist me to the recite the same poem..!! Strength of cinema!”

What further mesmerized Bachchan was that when he was shooting for KABHIE KABHIE, simultaneously, he was also shooting for DEEWAAR and both the films were being directed by movie mogul Yash Chopra. 

It may be remembered that both the films KABHIE KABHIE and DEEWAAR were of two separate genres. While KABHIE KABHIE was a tender and poignant love story, DEEWAAR was an action thriller depicting the angry young image of Amitabh Bachchan, yet in both the films Amitabh Bachchan and Yash Chopra excelled at their best! 

Himself amazed at both the films being made simultaneously Bachchan tweeted, “We started shooting for KABHIE KABHIE when we were half way shooting for DEEWAAR. Nobody could imagine the makers and the artists involved in both the projects, could be so diverse in such short a time but he did it.” 

Truly magnificent! That’s the reason Mr. Bachchan Indian Cinema can never get another Amitabh Bachchan, neither a film wizard as competent as Yash Chopra!