Aamir Khan has joined hands with Sunny Deol. Aamir will produce Sunny Deol starrer film ‘Lahore, 1947’. Famous director of the 90s, Rajkumar Santoshi will direct this film. Aamir Khan Productions announced this on Tuesday, October 3. The bonding of Sunny and Rajkumar Santoshi is very special. Santoshi has directed Sunny in superhits like Ghayal, Ghatak and Damini. Sunny’s role among these three was much liked.
Aamir Khan Productions was quoted as saying – It is a great pleasure to announce that I, Sunny Deol and Rajkumar Santoshi have joined hands for the film Lahore, 1947. I hope this journey is wonderful. We need your prayers.
Rajkumar Santoshi’s films got Sunny two National Awards, then there was controversy and relations got spoiled.
With this film, Sunny Deol and Rajkumar Santoshi are coming back together after many years. After Ghatak, both of them did not do any film together. There was a dispute between the two regarding the film Bhagat Singh and then both of them did not work together.
Sunny had won two National Awards under the direction of Rajkumar Santoshi. First for the injured and second for Damini. This is one of the most successful actor-director pairs in the industry.
With this film, Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Santoshi are also coming back after many years. Both of them worked in the 1994 film Andaz Apna-Apna. Apart from Aamir, Salman was also in the lead role in this film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. For some time, talks are also going on about the sequel of Andaz Apna Apna.
Aamir had reached the success party of Gadar-2
There was a time when Aamir and Sunny Deol’s films used to clash at the box office. Who can forget the Gadar vs Lagaan clash in 2001? Both the films were well liked. However, Sunny Deol’s Gadar was far ahead in terms of earnings. Recently, when the success party of Gadar-2 was organized, Aamir Khan had also reached there. Sunny Deol welcomed Aamir Khan very warmly.
Aamir-Sunny were once competitors, now they have come together
The coming together of Aamir Khan and Sunny Deol is also interesting because at one time there was a competition between the two. In the 90s, Aamir Khan’s film Dil and Sunny Deol’s Ghayal were released on the same day.
Apart from this, there was a clash between Aamir’s Raja Hindustani and Sunny Deol’s film Ghatak. However, the one that is most talked about is the clash of Lagaan vs Gadar – Ek Prem Katha. Lagaan was rated better than Gadar. However, when both the films were released, Gadar went ahead.
When did Aamir and Sunny’s films clash?
For the first time in 1990, there was a clash of films between Aamir Khan and Sunny Deol. Aamir starrer ‘Dil’ was the highest grossing film of that year with a collection of Rs 20 crore. Whereas ‘Ghayal’ had earned Rs 17 crores. It was the second highest collection film of that year.
In 1996, Aamir and Sunny were once again facing each other in films. Raja Hindustani was a blockbuster earning Rs 43 crores. At the same time, Ghatak was a super hit earning Rs 16 crores. The clash of Lagaan vs Gadar was the biggest. Gadar had earned Rs 76 crore. At the same time, the collection of tax remained only Rs 35 crore. Aamir Khan had been winning in the last two clashes, but this time Sunny turned the tables.
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