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  • This film was first offered to Hrithik Roshan & Deepika Padukone.
  • This will be the first time that Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan will be seen in a film together.
  • Aamir Khan officially announced the project on 7th September 2016.
  • Aamir Khan's look in the film has been inspired by Kamal Hasaan's appearance in Hey Ram.
  • Alia Bhatt was approached for the female lead in the movie but she declined due to scheduling issues with her prior commitments.
  • The film is based on 19th century novel 'Confession of a Thug'. The book describes about a cult in India which killed people for money.
  • First movie from Yash Raj banner to be released in 3D.
  • Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Vijay Krishna Acharya have previously worked in "Dhoom 3" (2013), another Yashraj Production.
  • Jackie Shroff, who was a part of "Dhoom 3" (2013) also featuring Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif was supposed to be a part of the film. However, he declined due to other commitments.
  • The Mid-day stated that Aamir was not happy with some of Katrina's action scenes and felt that she need to redo some of the scenes. However, Yashraj Films refuted the news.
  • The Mid-Day once stated that Aditya Chopra was not impressed with Victor's direction and had asked him to reshoot some scenes. It was said that a set is being recreated at YRF Studio for the reshoot. However, then it turned out to be a rumour.
  • With Aamir Khan's soaring popularity in China and Hong Kong, there are reports that the film will release in both India and China simultaenously.
  • Amitabh Bachchan suffered with neck and back pain due to the heavy clothing and stunts in the film.
  • Filming commenced on 5 June 2017 in Malta.
  • Aamir Khan's second consecutive film to be released on the occasion of Diwali after "Secret Superstar".
  • Fatima Sana Sheikh's second film with Aamir Khan after "Dangal" (2016).
  • In her streak of working with the Khans, Katrina had one thing common in the two films opposite every Khan: "Ek Tha Tiger" and "Tiger Zinda Hai" belong to same franchise; "Dhoom 3" and "Thugs Of Hindostan" are both directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya; and "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" and "Zero" both also stars Anushka Sharma.
  • Katrina Kaif had worked with the three Khans consecutively in 2012-13 ("Ek Tha Tiger", "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" and "Dhoom 3"). She again did the same in 2017-18 ("Tiger Zinda Hai", "Thugs Of Hindostan" and "Zero").
  • It's production in Malta made it the most expensive outdoor production in Indian cinema history.
  • There were initially rumors doing rounds that "Thugs of Hindostan" was a biopic of Aamir Khan.
  • It was supposed to be release in 3D, but didn't get enough time for conversion.
  • On his 53rd birthday, Aamir Khan took a day off from shooting in Jodhpur and went to Mumbai to celebrate with his family.
  • The film was edited in a theatre screen instead of computers, which is the first time in the history of Indian cinema.
  • Aditya Chopra started working on the visual effects of the film with director Vijay Krishna Acharya, two years before the release.
  • In August 2018, it was revealed that Aditya Chopra had launched an in-house VFX company called YFX in 2016 to start working on the film.
  • Aamir Khan revealed that the first day of rehearsals was a fanboy moment for him to work with Amitabh Bachchan.
  • Was rumored to be based on "Pirates of the Caribbean".
  • The trailer was released on late Yash Chopra's 86th birth anniversary, on September 27.
  • Makers have decided that they wouldn't be giving a teaser to the audience, and the trailer would directly be released.
  • The makers had decided to unveil the character looks of each of the actors, starting from September 17.
  • A teaser revealing the logo and release date was released on September 17, 2018.
  • Amitabh Bachchan's look was revealed first through a motion poster released on September 18th also revealing his character's name Khudabaksh.
  • Earlier the film was titled Thug.
  • Hrithik Roshan opted out as he wanted some script changes.
  • Film's original release date was 7th November 2018. But when Aamir Khan released its first teaser revealing the logo, it was mentioned as 8th November 2018. Aamir Khan cited the reason to postpone the film a day later, as 7th November is Laxmi Pujan and there would be less from in Theaters for the evening shows.
  • Aditya Chopra wanted Vaani Kapoor for the role of Zafira. But Aamir Khan insisted on signing Fatima Sana Sheikh.
  • Shraddha Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone were also considered for the leads.
  • Aamir Khan's second film in lead role to release during Diwali after "Raja Hindustani" (1996). Both contain "Hindustan" in the title.
  • Amitabh Bachchan's Gang is named Azad, which is also the name of Aamir Khan's son.
  • Second film of the year which released its films posters introducing the lead characters.The first was "Race 3" (2018).
  • Jackie Shroff opted out of the film as his schedule was conflicting with "Paltan" (2018).
  • The second motion poster was released on September 19 revealing the look of Fatima Sana Sheikh as Zafira.
  • The third motion poster was released on September 20 revealing the look of Lloyd Owen as John Clive.
  • The fourth motion poster was released on September 21, revealing the look of Katrina Kaif's character Suraiyya.
  • Aamir Khan undergone a permanent nose and ear piercing to get into the soul of his character.
  • Aamir Khan was facing discomfort laying on his right side due to excessive pain in the ear cartilage due to ear piercing and often screams out in pain on being touched.
  • Amitabh Bachchan had served as the narrator in Aamir Khan's "Lagaan" (2001).
  • Amitabh Bachchan had cracked his upper-left rib, but he continued to shoot despite excruciating pain, as the film's shoot was being done on a tight schedule.
  • All of the action directors, visual effects team, set designers, visual coordinators and various technical staff were appointed from Hollywood.
  • There were two ships built for the film in the early eighteenth-century style when vessels would carry cannons and other weapons.
  • There were reports that "2.0" another much anticipated film of the year, could clash with this film on Diwali, but this film was postponed by three weeks and is now slated to release on 29th November.
  • Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif have worked in "Boom" (2003), which was Kaif's debut film and "Sarkar" (2005).
  • "Dhoom 3" that also starred Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif and was also directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, also starred Abhishek Bachchan, son of Amitabh Bachchan.
  • Aamir Khan's look as Firangi was revealed through the fifth motion picture on September 24.
  • The main poster showing all four main characters was revealed on September 25, 2018.
  • On September 26, Khan posted two videos in which he Bachchan were promoting the film in Tamil and Telugu languages.
  • Bachchan's costume was earlier made of metal, but was later replaced with leather.
  • Bachchan's costume and make-up used to take four hours.
  • Thugs of Hindostan will mark Amitabh Bachchan's collaboration with all the star Khans (i.e. Aamir, Shahrukh and Salman Khan) of Bollywood. He has previously worked with SRK in movies like Mohabbatein & K3G and with Salman Khan in Babul and Baghban.
  • Khan said that the water used to make the floor of the ship slippery, creating troubles to shoot.
  • As the ships were high, a team of scuba divers used to dive as safety backup, while the film was getting shot on the ships.
  • Costumes were designed by Manoshi Nath and Rushi Sharma.
  • Fatima Sana Shaikh's costume used to take upto six hours to put on.
  • This is the second time Kaivalya Chheda got the opportunity to work with Vijay Krishna Acharya, previously they had worked together in hit TV series Sonpari (2001) for the initial first year.
  • Thugs of Hindostan collected more than 50 Crore INR on it's opening day.
  • The budget of this movie is 300 Crore INR.
  • Katrina Kaif was criticised for wearing shorts in one of songs of Thugs of Hindustan because this movie is based on 18th century period drama.
  • "Charas" (1976) was the first Hindi film shot in Malta. After 42 years, "Thugs Of Hindostan" was shot in the country.
  • Lolyd Owen plays the negative character of John Clive. His real life name and his name in the film have combination of West Indies legendary cricketer Clive Lolyd.
  • Aamir Khan promoted the film on Amitabh Bachchan's game show Kan Banega Crorepati. This was after 18 years since 2000 that Aamir Khan appeared on the with Amitabh Bachchan.
  • In 1989 Amitabh Bachchan had a film "Main Azad Hoon" where Azad was a thinking related to freedom and Amitabh Bachchan is referred in that name in the film. Similarly in the film Amitabh Bachchan is referred as Azad which is also a thinking to gain freedom.
  • While shooting at Thailand's Koh Poda Island in a cave which is shown as Amitabh Bachchan's hideout was around it 30 store. Amitabh Bachchan had to be lifted in a palki to reach the location; though he tried to make it himself many a times, but found it difficult as he faced breathing problems.
  • While shooting in caves huge snakes would appear on the sets.The crew would also play prank by throwing rubbers snake on sets.
  • Fatima Sana Sheikh played Aamir Khan's daughter in "Dangal" (2016). While in this film they share romantic relationship.
  • Aamir Khan and Ronit Roy's first film together though they don't have any scenes. Ronit Roy's agency Ace Security provides security to Aamir Khan.
  • Aamir Khan's second Diwali release since "Raja Hindustani" (1996). "Secret Superstar" was also a Diwali release which was produced by Khan and had him play a supporting role opposite Zahira Wasim.
  • Ila Arun revealed that she always felt jealous with the "Queens" and while getting lifted on a palki, she felt like being one.
  • Was said to be based on Philip Meadows Taylor's 1839 novel "Confessions of a Thug".
  • The making of the film was released in ten different chapters from October 8th to November 5th.
  • Despite recording the highest first-day collection for any Hindi film in India at 52.25 crore, The film's grossing decreased dramatically and as of 19 November 2018, the film's collections in India stood at 145.95 crore and 187.12 crore gross by the end of its second weekend and struggling to stay on the screens.
  • Thugs of Hindostan is one of the biggest disaster on box office. With a budget of 300 Cr INR, the lifetime collection of this movie not even reached 150 Cr.
  • In an interview Aamir Khan said he takes full responsibility for Thugs Of Hindostan not working with the audience
  • Produced on an estimated budget of 210 crore (USD29 million), Thugs of Hindostan is one of the most expensive Indian films.
  • The film marked the first time Khan and Bachchan featured together as leads, and was the second collaboration between Khan, Acharya and Kaif, after Dhoom 3 (2013).
  • Principal photography commenced on 5 June 2017 in Malta; the film was also shot in Thailand and Mehrangarh.
  • Filming concluded in March 2018, the final schedule being completed in Rajasthan.
  • The soundtrack was composed by Ajay-Atul, with lyrics written by Amitabh Bhattacharya.
  • Thugs of Hindostan was released during the week of the Diwali festival, on 8 November 2018.
  • It received generally negative reviews; while critics praised the performances of Bachchan and Khan, Acharya's direction and screenplay were criticised.
  • The film recorded the highest first-day collection and highest two-day collection for any Hindi film in India, and the fourth biggest opening weekend in India but later experienced a massive drop in the second weekend.
  • As of 26 November 2018, Thugs of Hindostan has grossed 262.80 crore (USD40.22 million) at the worldwide box office.
  • It has recovered approximately 170 crore (USD 26.11 million) from satellite, digital and music rights.
  • In September 2016, Yash Raj Films' next project titled Thugs of Hindostan was announced, and would feature Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. The lead actress was not yet finalised at the time.
  • The film was initially titled only Thug; it was set for a release on Diwali in 2018.
  • Hrithik Roshan, who was initially approached with the film's leading role, suggested some changes to the script.
  • By February 2017, Khan had prepared his look for the film.
  • In March 2017, it was reported that Khan suggested Fatima Sana Shaikh's name for a role in the film; while denying rumours of casting, Sheikh expressed her eagerness to work in the project.
  • Kaif was confirmed to star in the film on Yash Raj Films' official website.
  • Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy were originally supposed to compose the soundtrack, but were unable to complete their work before the new deadline after the film was reshot, and new tracks were demanded.
  • After getting negative response, Khan himself edited the film for its China release.
  • Third Aamir Khan film to set in British India after Lagaan (2001) and Mangal Pandey (2005).

Spoilers

  • The film contain a scene where the Thugs led by Khudabaksh, played Amitabh Bachchan stand as a fake giant statue for several seconds to attack on the British fleet. Bachchan had done a similar scene in his film "Coolie", where his character fakes being a statue over a pedestal for several minutes.
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