In what is likely to be the most mind-blowing event of 2009, Aamir Khan has reportedly teamed up with Amitabh to make a sci-fi epic, directed by Aamir and starring Amitabh. It’s not clear yet whether Aamir will also share screen time with Amitabh. If so, it will be the first time they’ve both appeared on screen together.
The project, still largely under wraps is guaranteed to make the cash tills ring – who wouldn’t want to see it? Aamir, it seems, can do no wrong after a string of recent hits such as Mangal Pandey The Rising, Rang De Basanti, Fanaa, Taare Zameen Par and most recently succeeding in blowing away Harry Baweja’s challenge from Love Story 2050 with his own Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na.
It’s an unusual pairing. Aamir and Amitabh have not always been on the best of terms. It has been said that Aamir sees Amitabh as being in the ‘other filmi’ camp whereas perhaps Aamir is more concerned with the transforming value of film as a form of media communication. Aamir criticised Amitabh’s Black as being a dishonest representation of disability. However, this appears to be water under the bridge now and Amitabh has recently praise Aamir’s work and one thing we all know is that Amitabh is the ultimate professional who will always gives 100% to every project he enters – and he can still draw them in.