Aamir Khan’s character in YRF’s Diwali entertainer ‘Thugs of Hindostan‘ has become a huge talking point among audience even before the release of the film. He plays the character of Firangi – a flamboyant, deceptive, slippery, smooth-talking thug who cannot and should never be trusted. Aamir and the other thugs of the film speak about the notoriously charming Firangi.
Aamir says, ” When I heard the script for the first time, I loved the character of Firangi. He’s a strange guy because he is not a very reliable person at all. He is someone who is constantly lying and you don’t know when he is telling the truth. Fortunately, I don’t know anyone like Firangi in real life! ”
Fatima adds, “Ekdum lucha hai, kamina hai, matlabi hai. In real life agar mein kissi Firangi ko jaanti, toh uss se das foot door rahoongi!”
Amitabh Bachchan says, “He has a dual personality, he’s great fun, he’s smart, he’s intelligent and he has a difficult job of balancing two great powers (the Thugs and the British East Indian Company).”
Director Vijay Krishna Acharya (Viktor) too describes Firangi hilariously. He says, “He’s not a character you would want in your life! He is just so unreliable.”
Thugs of Hindostan, the visually grand mega action adventure from Yash Raj Films, is a fictional story that is set during British East Indian Company’s rule over India in the 1800s. It boasts of a larger than life, never seen before action extravaganza and an incredible casting coup that brings together two of the biggest legends of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan on screen for the first time. Thugs of Hindostan is set to release on November 8, a national holiday, in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.