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Here’s why Aamir Khan is the most recognized face in the World!

Aamir KhanAamir Khan’s appeal in two major countries not only makes him the World’s Biggest Superstar, but also the most recognized face globally. 

The recent past has been a testimony of the mass hysteria Aamir Khan and his work generates not just in India but the world over too. The actor is not just a Superstar in India but also China. With the population of 1.4 billion and 1.35 billion in China and India respectively, Aamir Khan is undoubtedly the biggest Superstar in the world. 

The record-shattering earnings of his last 3 outings make for his films PK (2014), Dangal (2016) and Secret Superstar (2017), topping the list of Top 5 all-time worldwide grossing Indian Films. 

While Dangal earned a whopping 1908 crores Indian Rupees in China while Secret Superstar raked in 874 crores Indian Rupees at the Chinese box office, his first release there opened to a thunderous response of 831 cr Indian Rupees. Aamir Khan emerged as the most watched non-Chinese actor in China, hence proving his stardom in the neighbouring nation.

Speaking about the tremendous love he is garnered with from the adjacent nation to India, Aamir Khan said, “My popularity in China happened by accident. Not many people know that it all started with 3 Idiots (2009), which reached Chinese homes through piracy. I guess they really related with the subject of the education system. Then they followed my work, including PK, and even the TV show Satyamev Jayate. When Dangal released in China, they already knew me and my work. Also, the reason why the films did such business in China is the sheer number of screens. In India, we have around 5,000 theatres, while in China there are 45,000. Even though there isn’t as much difference in the population of the two countries (approx 1.35 billion in India and 1.4 billion in China). I play a cameo in Secret Superstar, even then the film was released by the exhibitors in 11,000 theatres in China. Just imagine the scale”

When bestowed with the title of World’s Biggest Superstar, he says, “Yes, it’s a fact that since India and China have the maximum number of people, if you’re popular in these two countries, you already have close to three billion people liking you, which is half the world’s population. America has around 650 million people, and all of Europe put together has around 750 million people. There’s no comparison when it comes to India and China. On numbers, the West can’t beat us.”

Through his work Aamir Khan has brought India and China together, binding them with a common thread formed by Entertainment.  Over the years, Aamir Khan has been the only actor to have received the tremendous love and appreciation for his films in China. 

Aamir Khan makes his Instagram debut with his mother’s picture

 

Aamir Khan has made his debut on the popular photo-sharing networking site with his first post being the picture of his mother. 

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan joined Instagram on the occasion of his birthday, treating his audience on the social media platform. 

The actor over a series of 9 posts, uploaded a collage merging to be an image of his mother, Zeenat Hussain. 

As a shoutout to his birth-giver, Aamir sharing the first pictorial insight to his life presented the picture of his mother. 

Aamir Khan captioned the picture writing, “The person because of whom I am who I am…” 

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Last year, Aamir had expressed his wish to purchase his Mother’s ancestral home in Kashi, Benaras. This year too, the actor kickstarted his birthday by addressing his mother. 

Aamir Khan is being celebrated as World’s Biggest Superstar, courtesy the unprecedented phenomenon of winning hearts and breaking box office records in the populous countries of India and China. 

The Dangal actor who was currently shooting in Jodhpur for his upcoming periodic drama Thugs of Hindostan, flew down to Mumbai to be with his family on his birthday.

By expanding his digital imprints to Instagram, Aamir Khan will be treating his fans with a sneak peek into his life.

The top 5 all-time worldwide grossing Indian Films

With Indian Films surpassing geographical barriers and making a mark globally, here’s a look at the Top 5 all-time worldwide grossing Indian Films.

1) Dangal – Aamir Khan’s record-shattering Dangal ranks at the No. 1 position of the highest grossing Indian Film ever worldwide with collections of Rs 1907 cr. In China, Aamir Khan achieved an unprecedented feat by conquering the box office with his 2016 biopic. Dangal released in UK cinemas by Disney, grossing a total of  £2,562,527 at the UK Box Office becoming the fourth highest grossing Hindi film in the United Kingdom. 

2) Baahubali: The Conclusion – India’s magnum opus two-part trilingual film, S. S Rajamouli directorial Baahubali: The Conclusion opened to historic numbers in its national territory. The film bags the second spot on the list with a record collection of Rs. 1700 cr. The Prabhas starrer Baahubali franchise became a worldwide rage owing to its mind-boggling suspense. Propelling the cliffhanger of the first instalment, its sequel garnered a never seen before reception in markets across the world. The second installment of the film grossed an impressive £845,055 from 52 screens at the UK Box Office

3) Secret Superstar – One of the most surprising entries into the list is 2017 release Secret Superstar by minting a staggering Rs. 874 cr worldwide. The film made on a lean budget was touted as one of the smallest films of last year. Backed by Aamir Khan Productions, the film that featured Aamir Khan in an extended cameo received critical acclaim not only in India but also a roaring response similar to Dangal in China. Distributed in UK cinemas via Zee International Studios, it grossed a remarkable £627,094 at the UK Box Office.

4) PK – Fourth on the list is yet another Aamir Khan starrer, PK with 831 cr. worldwide The 2014 release Indian film expanded its theatrical run in 2015 by releasing in China. The film received a thunderous response globally upon release and was both critically and commercially acclaimed. It was PK’s formal release in China, that discovered the potential market. Released by Disney UTV in UK cinemas, it became the fifth highest grossing Hindi film collecting £2,386,569 at the UK Box Office.

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5) Bajrangi Bhaijaan – The Salman Khan starrer that released in 2015 in India, witnessed a showcase in China early this month. The film has continued to touch audience’s hearts overseas too, owing to its heart touching content after 3 years of its first theatrical release at stands at collections of a whopping 698 cr. Bajrangi Bhaijaan is currently enjoying a successful run in China. The film made history at UK cinemas, becoming the second highest grossing Hindi film, with the total box office collection standing at £2,662,115. The film was produced by Salman Khan Films and released in the UK territory by Eros International. 

The Top 5 all-time worldwide grossing films mark a triumph of India Cinema in markets beyond its native country. Quality content backed by power-packed performance and the finesse of filmmaking has had Indian films transient cultural and geographical barriers.

 

Aamir Khan launches Manjeet Hirani’s book ‘How to be a Human’

Penned by Rajkumar Hirani’s wife Manjeet Hirani ‘How to be a Human’ was launched by Aamir Khan at an event in Mumbai.

Superstar Aamir Khan has worked with director Rajkumar Hirani in ‘3 Idiots’ and then ‘PK’, both of which went on to become superhit films.Now Aamir launched a book based on the dog which the Hirani’s adopted from the ‘PK’ sets.

Aamir Khan, Manjeet Hirani, Rajkumar Hirani along with Indian journalist Anupama Chopra were present at the book launch.Even Aamir shared his experiences with his pet and how his pets are fond of him. 

Aamir Khan shared, “I think they are wonderful, It never occurred to me until Manjeet called me up she wrote to me about the book and when I read the title of the book. It is so true that we can learn so much from our pets. Because they are really very less judgmental than we are. We are very judgmental as people, we are judgmental on many things for many reasons on which we really don’t need to be. Well as animals are also judgemental but in very few things, they are concerned about their survival. So agar koi Deer jaa raha hai toh woh judgemental hoga Sheer k liye, K yeh yaar mujhe kha jaega (laughs)”

Manjeet Hirani spoke at length about her book and her experiences with her pet Buddy Hirani.

Manjeet shared, “The major thing that I’ve learned from Buddy is, you know when there are guests in the house and Buddy always wants to be there and great all the guests at the door, and some people who don’t like dogs, so we ask Buddy to leave but when you ask him to leave he just doesn’t want to budge He’ll sit like a stone and is you try to do something he will get too ferocious. So then we get some chicken sticks and we send him back but when the guests are gone we call him back and he comes back with the same energy as if kuch hua he nahi tha. He has forgotten that and he doesn’t show attitude, which we all do.”

Manjeet Hirani is an airline pilot, influencer, and speaker. In her book, Manjeet has written about attachment, parenting, and karma, among other things. She shows how having a dog in the house can alter your perspective and change the way you experience life.

How to Be Human is a charming and heart-warming book that, with its light touch, will make you look at life from a less cynical standpoint.

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau meets Shah Rukh Khan

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, along with his family have been exploring India during a current visit to the sub-continent.

Truedeau also attended the ‘Canada-India Celebration of Film’ event with his family, where he met Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan to discuss new co-production opportunities between the Hindi Film Industry and the Canadian Film Industry.

Khan has filmed for Karan Johar’s Kal Ho Naa Ho in the Canadian capital Toronto, which was despicted as New York in the movie. He has also performed in Toronto for the SLAM concert along with Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan and others.

Bollywood movies filmed in Canada include Thank You, Tum Bin, International Khiladi, Dr. Cabbie, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, Mr & Mrs Khiladi, Bewafaa and Humko Deewana Kar Gaye.

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The Prime Minister also met and interacted with actors Aamir Khan and Farhan Akhtar at the event.

No Film with Aamir Khan yet – Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut (2)Kangana Ranaut has clarified that she hasn’t been offered the Aamir Khan starrer Dangal.

Aamir Khan and Kangana Ranaut have formed a mutual admiration club of sorts. While Aamir was all praise for Kangana’s work in Queen, she too has admitted that she is an Aamir admirer. Kangana is also like him, choosy about her scripts and is allergic to award functions. During his appearance on Koffee with Karan, Aamir also said that he finds Kangana very sexy. 

Kangana returned the compliment in an interview saying she found mamu Aamir sexier than nephew Imran. After watching Queen, Aamir took to Twitter to praise Kangana’s work. The actress has also expressed her desire to work with the actor. It was probably all of this that fanned the rumours of her playing Aamir’s daughter in his next movie Dangal. The movie based on wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat will be directed by Nitesh Tiwari. 

According to reports, Kangana was to play Phogat’s daughter Geeta. The actress is amused by these reports because she hasn’t signed the film. She clarifies, “Dangal was never offered to me. I’d love to work with Mr Khan sometime soon, but we aren’t working on Dangal together,” says Kangana.

Though Kangs isn’t a part of this movie, there’s no denying the fact that it would be great to watch the two powerful performers act together.

Photos: Aamir, Salman and SRK come together

From the power corridors of Delhi to the glamorous Mumbai, there was a most definite flutter over the news of a mega event that was hosted by India TV to celebrate the 21 glorious years of India’s longest running Television show Aap Ki Adalat with Rajat Sharma. To commemorate the legendary milestone for the show, a cult in its own, India TV organized a never before and dazzling event on 2nd December at Pragati Maidan. President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cabinet ministers three Khans of Bollywood — Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir celebrated 21 years of Aap Ki Adalat.

The list doesn’t end here. Many other biggies such as actors Anil Kapoor,  Hema Malini, Anupam Kher, Sonakshi Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha, Rani Mukerji; cricketers Gautam Gambhir,and eminent personalities such as Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev, Ram Jethmalani and Maulana Madani also attended the celebration. The highlight of the evening was when singers Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam and Daler Mehendi performed at the grand event.

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‘Dhoom:3’ breaks all records – beats ‘Chennai Express’ at UK BO

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Yash Raj Films’ Dhoom:3 continues to create history at both the Indian and Overseas Box Office.

It is now officially the first Indian Film to cross ₹ 500 Crores Worldwide, making it the biggest Motion Picture Event of all time.

Dhoom:3 is also the highest grossing Bollywood film of 2013 in the United Kingdom earning £2,488,265 in its third weekend beating the UK lifetime collections of Chennai Express (13 weeks) of £2,181,277.

Gross Box Office Collections:
India ₹351.29 Cr

Overseas ₹150.06 Cr / $ 25.01 Million
Total ₹501.35 Cr / $ 83.56 Million

Dhoom:3’s stupendous feat of crossing ₹500 Crores worldwide, has broken multiple Box Office Records and continues to do so.

YRF releases ‘Tu Hi Junoon’ promo

Yash Raj Films has released the first extended song promo from their recently released blockbuster Dhoom:3. 

The song promos released before the release of the film were only 30 seconds long. 

After a stunning week since its release, Dhoom:3 continues to storm both the Indian and Overseas Box Office, setting new records along the way.

The film starring Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif has collected more than £1M in the first four days from UK cinemas. Dhoom:3 has also crossed the ₹200 crore mark at the domestic Box Office in India.

Watch the song, Tu Hi Junoon, shot in Chicago here:

 

Meet the characters of ‘Dhoom:3’

Get to know more about the characters of Dhoom:3 starring Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Uday Chopra. Yash Raj Films will release the film in UK cinemas on 20th December 2013. 

Aamir Khan as Sahir
A man so driven that he exudes an energy that’s at once alluring and dangerous, fiery, fierce and unforgiving. Sahir ‘The Clown Thief’ is a force that destroys whatever opposes him.

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Abhishek Bachchan as Jai Dixit
The canny cop from Mumbai. Determined, analytical, persevering. Jai can go to any lengths to get his adversary and sometimes you have to think like the enemy to trap the enemy.

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Uday Chopra as Ali Akbar
The entertainer. The reluctant cop who’s at home anywhere – from Nagpada to Niagra Falls, Ali is always at ease, ready to fall in love with anything that resembles the female form and unswerving in his search to become a “familywala.”

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Katrina Kaif as Aaliya
A fresh faced unassuming girl who transforms once she’s on stage. She is a fearless soul who defies gravity in her act in the circus. She is equally fearless in matters of the heart.

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Photos: ‘Dhoom:3’ cast meets media in Mumbai

Actors Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Uday Chopra and Director Vijay Krishna Acharya interacted with the Mumbai media about Dhoom:3 at YRF Studios today.

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Director’s Note:

Dhoom is a journey that started in 2003. A light footed caper that became a runaway hit. It is said that sequels are arguably the legitimate offspring of successful films. However, we at Yash Raj Films always felt that the reason to make the film should be its content and not just the tag of Dhoom. With this intent we brought Dhoom:2 to you in 2006. This time, the cops and robbers set up hid a love story within its folds. It had a dream run at the box office and it created a potential mine field of expectations for us. Inadvertently we had become our own biggest competitors. So here we are ready with Dhoom:3. Saying that expectations are sky high would seem like the understatement of the decade. So all we’d like to say is that we want to share this film with you and in all humility, we hope that it is an experience that pleases, surprises and awes its audience. In the cacophony of today’s world, we’d like to transport you to a time when an audience discovered a film in the theatre.

Yash Raj Films will release the film in UK cinemas on 20th December 2013. 

 

Photos: Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif launch ‘Dhoom:3’ merchandise

Aamir Khan (Sahir – The Clown Thief) and Katrina (Aaliya- The Acrobat Diva) recently launched the D:3 Official Merchandise & Technology Products at YRF Studios . This included a broad array of licensed merchandise from a number of leading manufacturers.

The D:3 licensing program, supported by Yash Raj Films Licensing (“YRFL”) comprises of a wide assortment of products ranging from Smart Phones and Tablets to Motorcycle accessories that feature unique designs inspired by the movie. The current D:3 licensed products include a broad array of licensed merchandise from a number of leading manufacturers and the list is continuing to grow!

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Katrina Kaif sizzles in ‘Dhoom Machale Dhoom’

Yash Raj Films has released the first song from their highly anticipated action film Dhoom:3.

The song was launched at an event with Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif in Mumbai today.

Katrina Kaif was styled by Anaita Shroff Adjania and the video is choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant.

Dhoom Machale Dhoom is composed by Pritam and released through Yash Raj Music.

Yash Raj Films will release Dhoom:3 starring Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Jacky Shroff, Katrina Kaif and Udya Chopra in UK cinemas on 20th December 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theatrical Trailer: ‘Dhoom:3’

Yash Raj Films has released the theatrical trailer of their upcoming film Dhoom:3. 

The third film in the franchise stars Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Jackie Shroff and Uday Chopra.

Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharia and produced by Aditya Chopra, Dhoom:3 will release in UK cinemas on 20th December 2013 through Yash Raj Films.

Check out photos from the trailer launch: 

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‘Dhoom:3’ to release in UK cinemas this December

Yash Raj Films’ Dhoom:3 is set to release this December in UK cinemas. 

The film is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra. Dhoom:3 stars Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra. 

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The much-awaited action-thriller was extensively filmed in Chicago, at YRF Studios in Mumbai and in Switzerland. 

Dhoom:3 will also become the first Hindi film to release in IMAX theaters in the UK later this year.

 

Watch the motion poster of Dhoom:3 featuring Aamir Khan here:

 

 

 

 

Imran Follws Aamir Khan’s Footsteps

Aamir Khan and Imran KhanIt is a known fact that Imran Khan has always been inspired by his uncle Aamir Khan  and it appears even co incidences are taking them through similar paths.

Like Aamir Khan, Imran too is making every effort to promote his upcoming film Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola.  He has been pasting posters of his new film Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola on taxis and autorickshaws.

Imran recalls that Aamir did the same for his debut film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak.  “Twenty four years ago Aamir uncle pasted the posters of his film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. I remember him telling the story that he and my mother were roaming around the by-lanes of Bandra and seeking the permission of rickshaw drivers to paste the posters of his film and telling them that he is the hero of the film,” says Imran.

“Flash forward 24 years and I find myself doing the same thing. Actually in our city public transport is the most important thing whether it is rickshaw, taxis or buses, it has always been the lifeline of the city. I think it is the easiest way to communicate and reach out to the people,” he added.

Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola also features Anushka Sharma, Pankaj Kapur and Shabana Azmi. It hits theatres  in UK cinemas on 11 January 2013.

Aamir Khan meets a fan from Ranchi

It has been a busy year for actor Aamir Khan. The leading actor of the recently released supernatural thriller Talaash, took time away from films earlier this year to host the first season of the now successful talk show Satyamev Jayate – Truth Alone Prevails. The 47-year-old actor touched the lives of many as his show discussed sensitive social issues on an international platform.

Aamir, who was also shooting for Yash Raj Films’ Dhoom:3 in Chicago earlier this year, was even invited by CNN during the schedule to talk about the impact of the show.

Now Kishore Kumar, a resident of Ranchi, a die heart fan of Satyamev Jayate cycled all the way from his hometown to Mumbai just to meet his idol Aamir Khan.

A source revealed: “He spent two whole days and two sleepless nights at the Khar Police station, refusing to leave the city till he got an audience with Aamir.”

A police officer informed Aamir’s wife Kiran Rao on Friday and Kishore was accompanied to Aamir’s apartment on Saturday morning.

“Inspired by Satyamev Jayate, he brought up to him all the problems faced by people across the country. Aamir spent nearly an hour to convince him to cycle back to Ranchi,” added the source.

Khan has also said that he will come back with a second season of the show next year. We can’t wait!

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Aamir visits Salman on the sets of ‘Dabangg 2’

Salman Khan and Aamir Khan on the sets of Dabangg 2The Dabangg 2 team, which was shooting in Mehboob Studios in Bandra, had a very special visitor on the sets.

A source told us that visiting our Salman Khan on the sets was none other than superstar and good friend Aamir Khan.

The actor, who was shooting in the neighborhood, decided to drop in on the sets for a quick chat with Salman – aka Chulbul Pandey! The duo was seen sharing quite a few jokes, reliving their Andaz Apna Apna days.

A source close to the team said, “When Aamir heard that Salman bhai was shooting in the neighborhood, he made it a point to come and visit him after wrapping up his shoot. Salman Bhai was very happy with this kind gesture of Aamir and both of them chatted for quite a long time. Bhai even showed him a little footage of what we had shot that day.”

An Arbaaz Khan Production’s film, Dabangg 2 stars Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Prakash Raj, Vinod Khanna and Arbaaz Khan and is set to release worldwide on 21st December 2012.

Eros International will release the film in UK cinemas.