Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Thugs of Hindostan is all set to release this Diwali. To make the film visually rich, makers really worked hard. In the film, Indian soldiers under British rule were supposed to be displayed, for which 25 Pakistani Jr. artists were cast. One of the reasons for taking Pakistani artists is that the film is being shot in Malta and there are large-scale immigrant Pakistanis.
It is worth considering that Indian goevrnment imposed a ban on Pakistani artists for working in India since the infamous Uri terrorist attck in which more than 25 Indian Army Jawans lost their lives. In such case taking Pakistani artists in the film will put Aamir Khan in trouble.
The war scenes of the film were shot at Malta. The popular Hollywood film like Lord of The Rings and fantasy series Game of Thrones were also shot at this place. Earlier, for the lead role in the film, Hrithik Roshan was approached by the makers but he refused. According to some reports, he demanded Rs 60 crore for the film, hence makers chose Aamir Khan later.
It is the first film in which Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan are working together for the first time in a film. Along with Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Dangal fame Fatima Sana Sheikh are also in the lead roles.