RBN Web Desk: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is readying himself to quit films for the next 10 years. Vijay Krishna Acharya’s Thugs of Hindostan, slated to release on 7 November, will be Aamir’s last film before he takes the decade long hiatus.
Aamir Khan, according to sources, will only concentrate on his home production, the Mahabharat project, for the next 10 years. He will not sign any film for any other production house other than his own within this time.
Aamir Khan Productions, the production and distribution company which he heads, has reportedly been working on the project for the past six years.
Mahabharat is widely considered the most complex epics ever with more than 100 major characters. It has been Aamir’s dream project for several years now. The franchise is likely to comprise five films, each to be released on alternate years.
Advait Chandan, who directed Secret Superstar (2017), is likely to helm the first film of the franchise. Aamir himself may direct a few later films in the series.
The actor’s involvement in the project is also the reason why he opted out of the biopic on astronaut Rakesh Sharma.
Earlier, Baahubali director SS Rajamouli had expressed interest to make Mahabharat. But he probably gave up his plans after Aamir decided to work on the franchise.
It has not yet been decided which Mahabharat character Aamir will play.