New Delhi, April 15 : Christmas season seems to spell magic for Aamir Khan’s films and continuing with the trend, the makers of his upcoming film “P. K.” have decided to release it about a week before X-Mas.
"Vinod Chopra Films and Rajkumar Hirani Films, in association with Disney India, confirm that ‘P. K.’ shall release on Dec 19, 2014,” said a statement.
The political satire was slated to release in June this year but it got delayed. Hirani, who is also directing the film, had earlier said that most of Aamir's films release during Christmas and they have done well.
Mumbai, April 5 : Superstar Aamir Khan has no clue what his 21-year-old son Junaid plans to do in life. He says he doesn't "tell me anything".
"We don't have any command on our kids. What will he do, when will he do, I have no idea. He doesn't tell me anything," Aamir told reporters here at the trailer launch of Jackie Shroff's son Tiger's debut film "Heropanti" Friday.
"You (media) please ask him and tell me about his plans," he added.
New Delhi, March 10 : The Election Commission is likely to appoint Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and cricketer Virat Kohli as "national icons" who would encourage more and more people to vote in the general elections.
Aamir and Kohli are expected to join the league of four other "national icons" - cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, boxer M. C. Mary Kom, badminton ace Saina Nehwal and former president A. P. J Abdul Kalam.
Mumbai, March 8 : Aamir Khan believes there are only a few people who dare to speak their mind, but personally, the actor-filmmaker prefers to be prudent with his words to avoid hurting people "for no reason".
Recently, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah was upfront with his views on the Farhan Akhtar-starrer "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag". He said he didn't like it.
Asked if Aamir can be so straightforward with his views on films or stars publicly, he said: "Few people have the guts to say what they feel. In general, there are a few artists who say what they feel.
New Delhi, March 7 : Set to launch the second season of his TV show "Satyamev Jayate", leading Bollywood actor Aamir Khan Friday said he is not interested in joining politics, and does not consider himself a social activist either.
"I don't belong to the field of politics, won't be able to do well in politics. Why does one enter politics, to contribute to the society... I can contribute to the society from where I am. This is why I would not join politics," said Aamir while interacting with women journalists at Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC).
Mumbai, Feb 27 : The second season of Aamir Khan's talk show "Satyamev Jayate" is set to go an air Sunday in six different languages on Star. It aims to empower viewers to participate in an action-oriented change and the Bollywood star describes the making of the show as a "a journey of learning and revelation".
The tagline for the show is "Jinhe desh ki fikr hai" (those who care for the country) and it aims to educate, engage and empower audiences to participate in an action-oriented change. It will be seen running through the year with an innovative programming approach.
Mumbai, Feb 26 : The fact that actor-producer Aamir Khan hosts a TV show like "Satyamev Jayate", where startling facts and cases about societal issues are picked, scares his mother.
The second season of the show is due to go on air on Star Plus March 2.
The debut season created quite a flutter as Aamir unraveled facts and figures about issues such as female foeticide, dowry demands, the skewed sex ratio in the country and the likes.
He says he gets a sense of the varied response to the show through his family.
Mumbai, Jan 30 : Actor Aamir Khan believes that men have to change first if we want to combat violence against women. Domestic violence, he said, shows “cowardice” and is not acceptable.
The actor recently sent a video message to endorse the cause of the One Billion rising campaign, a movement to end violence against women, said a statement.
“I believe that to combat violence against women, we men will first have to change. Raising our hand to strike a woman does not increase our masculinity. Instead, it shows cowardice,” Aamir said in the video.
New Delhi, Jan 20 : After rocking the box office last year with Christmas release "Dhoom: 3", superstar Aamir Khan has once again locked the festive season for "P. K.". He confesses that X-Mas is "lucky" for him.
Aamir took to microblogging website Twitter to share his views.
"Hey guys, 'P. K.' release date is finally locked... This Christmas (Dec 25)... My lucky date! 'Jai Ho'!" Aamir tweeted Monday.
The actor previously tasted box office successes with "Taare Zameen Par", "Ghajini" and "3 Idiots" and interestingly, all of them came out during X-Mas.
Mumbai, Jan 2 : After becoming the first movie to make the fastest Rs. 100 crore in just three days of its release, Aamir Khan-starrer "Dhoom: 3" has created another history by minting Rs. 252.70 crore at the domestic box office within two weeks, including earnings from the Tamil and Telugu versions.
Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, the movie, which came out Dec 20, was released in about 4,000 screens. Also featuring Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra, "Dhoom: 3" was made on an approx budget of Rs. 100 crore.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to microblogging website Twitter to share the news.
New Delhi, Dec 30 : Jayantilal Gada's “Mahabharat” with a starry list of voiceover artists like Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan and Ajay Devgn couldn't grab much attention as viewers are more interested in watching Aamir Khan starrer "Dhoom: 3".
Released on about 150 screens Friday, the Amaan Khan directorial is said to be India's most expensive animated film.
Made on a budget of Rs. 50 crore, minimal promotion was done for the 125-minute film, which is an outcome of seven years of hard work; the official statement says that the movie has collected Rs. 1.5 crore in three days.
Kathmandu, Dec 26 : Bollywood star Aamir Khan-starrer action thriller "Dhoom: 3", which is expected to mint Rs. 300 crore (about $48 million), is going so strong at the box office in Nepal that the local filmmakers have had to delay the release of their own films for the next three weeks fearing tough competition.
"We do not have Nepali movies to release now and for another two weeks, though five to six Nepali movies were ready to come out," Rajkumar Rai, chairman of Nepal Film Producers Association said.
Many producers are not keen to release their films due to the overwhelming response to "Dhoom: 3", Rai told IANS.
New Delhi, Dec 21 : Aamir Khan-starrer action thriller "Dhoom: 3" opened the way many had expected before its release. The film has collected more than Rs. 35 crore on its opening day.
“Dhoom: 3”, that was made at an approximate budget of Rs. 100 crore, has collected Rs. 36.22 crore - Rs. 33.42 crore in Hindi and Rs. 2.80 crore in Tamil and Telugu, said a statement.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted Saturday: “‘Dhoom: 3’ emerges the biggest non-holiday opener ever.”
Also featuring Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif, the movie with complicated stunts reportedly released in about 4,000 screens in India.
Mumbai, Dec 20 : Superstar Salman Khan has been promoting his friend Aamir Khan's "Dhoom 3" on reality show "Bigg Boss - Saath 7". The latter is embarrassed by the "Dabangg" star's gesture.
"I will give full credit to Salman (for the craze around 'Dhoom 3'). I was talking to him sometime back and told him that 'You have completely embarrassed me and please what are you doing," the 48-year-old said here Thursday at a press meet.
"He said, 'Let me do what I am doing'. But that is his love and affection and I hope I can also do something for him and I definitely will," he added.
Mumbai, Dec 19 : Actor Aamir Khan is worried about reports that the ticket rates for his film "Dhoom 3", releasing Friday, have been increased. He says it's a "misconception" and that he wants all audiences to watch the action adventure film as per their own budget - whether for Rs. 70 or Rs. 700.
"If there is this misconception that the ticket prices for 'Dhoom 3' have been increased, then the audience will not come to watch the film in theatres. For the past two to three days I have been worried about this," Aamir told reporters at a press conference here Thursday afternoon.
Mumbai, Dec 18 : As "Dhoom 3" readies to make its stylised entry at the Indian box office Friday, it seems that it will not just impact audiences visually but financially as well.
If that is not enough, the film is expected to make waves in Pakistan too.
As the film's release draws closer, the IMAX screens have set their prices at Rs. 400-600 for the morning shows and Rs. 700-900 for the night shows, according to their official website.
Kolkata, Dec 17 : Actor Aamir Khan, great grand nephew of Muslim scholar and nationalist Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, will pay homage to the leader during the inaugural session of the fifth chapter of Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) 2014, its organisers said Tuesday.
AKLF, running from Jan 8 to 13 next year, will celebrate the secular views of Azad to coincide with his 125th birth anniversary.
The festival will begin with Khan's lecture titled "Maulana Azad: His belief in Secularism and his Foresight" at the Victoria Memorial Hall here.
Chennai, Dec 14 : Bollywood actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan, who was recently in the Tamil Nadu capital for the opening ceremony of the 11th Chennai Film Festival (CIFF), took out some time to spend with veteran Tamil filmmaker K. Balachander, who wished him luck for his forthcoming release "Dhoom 3".
"It was a courtesy meeting. KB sir and Aamir chatted for about thirty minutes and recalled their last meeting at an awards ceremony in Chennai. He wished Aamir for the release of 'Dhoom 3' and also congratulated his work on the television show 'Satyamev Jayate'," Balachander's agent told IANS.
Mumbai, Dec 14 : Bollywood actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan says he is open to do Marathi films as long as the scripts offered to him are interesting.
"I can get along well with Marathi. If I get a good script, why not," he said here.
"Language has never been a barrier for me. I have learnt Marathi, so it will help my Marathi (speaking skills), but that's not why I will do a Marathi film. The material has to excite me," he added.
On the Bollywood front, Aamir will next be seen in "Dhoom: 3", releasing Dec 20.(IANS)
Chennai, Dec 10 : Bollywood heartthrob Aamir Khan, who is set to attend the opening ceremony of the 11th Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) Thursday, will bear his own expenses for the trip to the Tamil Nadu capital.
He is following in the footsteps of megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who had attended the event last year at his own expense.
The eight-day festival is being organised by the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation in association with the government of Tamil Nadu.