Aamir Khan and the team of his 2001 film ‘Lagaan’ celebrated 21 years of the film by having a get-together at the actor’s Mumbai residence last week. The actor’s production house shared a video to share a glimpse of how they spent the day together at his house, eating, chatting, playing, and simply having fun. It captioned the video, “#21YearsOfLagaan”.
The movie was directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and released on June 15, 2001. In the clip, Aamir, Ashutosh, actors Yashpal Sharma, Akhilenda Mishra, Rajendranath Zutshi and others are seen interacting with each other. Former Indian cricketers Irfan Pathan and Aakash Chopra were also a part of the celebrations. Shankar Pandey, Raja Awasthi, Suhasini Mulay, Pradeep Ram Singh Rawat, and Amin Gazi also marked their presence at the gathering.
Irfan Pathan commented on the video, “What a lovely evening.” A fan wrote, “so adorable”. While another wrote, “What a wonderful idea to meet after years, what fun it has been..love from turkey.
‘Lagaan’ featured Gracy Singh opposite Aamir, as well as British actor Paul Blackthorne. The film was nominated in the Best Foreign Language category at the 74th Academy Awards and received widespread critical and commercial acclaim. It was the third film from the country to be nominated in the category after ‘Mother India’ (1957) and ‘Salaam Bombay!’ (1988).
On the work front, Aamir will now be seen in ‘Laal Singh Chaddha', which also stars Kareena Kapoor and Mona Singh. The film is due to release in theatres on August 11. It is a Hindi remake of Tom Hanks-starrer ‘Forrest Gump’.