Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan's Thailand Sojourn for Thugs of Hindostan

With less than a fortnight left for the release, Yash Raj Films' much awaited action adventure - Thugs of Hindostan, has been creating immense buzz. The film, which boasts of breath-taking visuals and scale, was shot in several exotic locations like Malta and Thailand. Let's give you a quick sneak peek into what exactly unfolded during their Thailand schedule. 

The team shot in rain forests and the picturesque Bora Island, but little did they know that it would turn out to be an adventure. Amitabh Bachchan, who plays the interesting character - Khuda Baksh, stated “I couldn't understand Viktor’s philosophy of wanting to go to Thailand to shoot this sequence, but he said we found a wonderful location and was keen on exploring that. I must admit that when I went there and saw the location, it was absolutely awe inspiring." The actor added that it was a massive cave, which was almost 20 to 30 stories high, and he confessed that it was difficult to imagine how nature was able to create this. "While we were shooting on two or three locations, we had visitors without a pass on our location. Huge snakes would suddenly appear out of the rocks. Many a times there were little pranks that everyone was playing by throwing rubber snakes,” quipped Bachchan.

Film maker Vijay Krishna Acharya [fondly called Viktor] chose a cave on the island to be Khuda Baksh’s hide out. But, reaching the set was cumbersome for Sr Bachchan, who had to walk for more than half an hour to reach the cave. So, just for him, the team built a palkhi!

“I had a lot of problems for the final walk. It had a climb, as it was mountainous. I have breathing problems. I tried a couple of times, but it was just not happening. They generously made a Palkhi for me. So, I was lifted and taken to the location, looking very regal,” added Bachchan. Aamir Khan, who plays Firangi Malla in the film, says he was wowed by the location in Thailand. He says, “When I walked in there for the first time, I was taken aback by the beauty of Poda Nui Island. It also felt like a real hideout. It had a massive cave with a huge ceiling and a river flowing through it. It’s a fantastic location.” 

With visually grand, immersive experiences and jaw dropping action sequences, Thugs of Hindostan, co-starring Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh,  is all set for a grand Diwali release. The film is set to release on November 8, 2018 in three languages - Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

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