Lahore, 1947: Aamir Khan to produce Sunny Deol's next

03 October,2023 12:11 PM IST |  Mumbai  |  mid-day online correspondent

Lahore, 1947: The film starring Sunny Deol will be directed by Rajkumar Santoshi

Aamir Khan and Sunny Deol with Rajkumar Santoshi

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After the massive success of Gadar 2, Sunny Deol's next has been announced. Earlier reports suggested that the actor might take up the sequel to Border, however, that is not the case. Sunny Deol's next film will be set in 1947, the year Indian gained independence and also the year India was divided into two countries before the British left the country. Aamir Khan, on Tuesday, took to social media to make the announcement. The superstar's production house will be backing the film.

"I and the entire team at AKP, are most excited and happy to announce our next, starring Sunny Deol, directed by Raj Kumar Santoshi, titled Lahore, 1947. We look forward to collaborating with the immensely talented Sunny and one of favourite directors Raj Santoshi. The journey we have embarked on promises to be most enriching," the announcement note read penned by Aamir Khan.

Sunny Deol was last seen in the blockbuster film 'Gadar 2' which beat Pathaan to become the highest grossing Hindi film of 2023 at the domestic box office.

Rajkumar Santoshi and Sunny Deol have previously delivered three box office hits together in the form of 'Ghayal', 'Damini', and 'Ghatak'. Given this impressive track record, it's only natural to anticipate that their upcoming project will be nothing short of epic. Notably, Sunny Deol recently broke the box office with 500 Cr plus mega blockbuster 'Gadar 2'.

What makes the announcement even more impressive is the fact that Sunny Deol and Aamir Khan have had very iconic box-office clashes as competitors in the past, where both have eventually emerged victorious. The first iconic clash at the ticket window was witnessed in 1990 when Aamir Khan's Dil and Sunny Deol's Ghayal released on the same day. Then in 1996 it was Raja Hindustani vs Ghatak followed by the most epic Box Office clash of Indian cinema in 2001 when Lagaan released on the same day Gadar. Now, for the very FIRST time, the duo have come together and joined hands on a project! It's double bonanza for Sunny and Aamir fans.

‘Lahore, 1947' also marks the reunion of Aamir Khan and Santoshi after their iconic cult classic, 'Andaz Apna Apna'. With such legendary and talented creative names coming together for the first time, it seems like a MEGA treat awaiting our audiences.

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