The Malta schedule of Thugs of Hindostan, starring Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh ended with a blast, literally! After shooting for three months on two life-size ships specially built for the film, the scheduled wrap saw one of the ships being blown up as part of the script.
The makers of Thugs of Hindostan released three behind-the-scenes videos in which they documented their experience of shooting on the ships. It features film’s director Vijay Krishna Acharya and film’s lead actors Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Fatima Sana Shaikh, who can be seen sharing their experience and all the challenges they faced while filming the action sequences on the ships. In the video, Vijay Krishna Acharya described the process of shooting on the ships as extremely challenging and revealed that they used water cannons, rain machines and wave makers in order to make the shoot look more authentic. Sharing his experience, Aamir Khan said that the thing that bothered him the most was the water on the deck. “It (water) used to make the deck very slippery and it was very difficult to get a firm grip. When you are shooting for action sequences and if your feet are not firm, you might end up hurting yourself.”
Amitabh Bachchan said that that he has never worked in a film like Thugs of Hindostan before and added, “I have never worked in an atmosphere like this.” Fatima Sana Shaikh praised Amitabh Bachchan’s conviction and stated: “Despite performing high octane action sequences, the 75-year-old actor was never exhausted and he barely took any breaks.”
In the third making video released by Yash Raj Films, director Vijay Krishna Acharya shared how they thought real action would have more impact onscreen, than using visual effects. Other crew members added that after literally living on the ship for three months, it was an emotional moment for them to carry out the explosion.
Watch the videos here!
Thugs of Hindostan stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh. The film releases on Diwali, November 8.