Aamir Khan got his ears and nose pierced for real for ‘Thugs of Hindostan’
Aamir Khan is known to be a perfectionist who gets into the skin of every character that he portrays on screen. For the role of Firangi (a flamboyant, sly and smooth-talking thug) in Yash Raj Films’ Thugs Of Hindostan (TOH), the actor was involved in every aspect of styling along with costume designers Rushi Sharma and Manoshi Nath.
The superstar, who sports earrings and a big nose pin in the film, ensured that he got two piercings in order to lend authenticity to his character. Aamir reveals, “When I started working on this role, I felt Firangi should have a nose pin. It was instinctive for me. When I live with all of this, whether it’s the nose ring or the studs, it becomes a part of me.”
Director Vijay Krishna Acharya (popularly known as Viktor) is all praises for him and says, “It was a brave attempt on his part. He has given a lot of blood to this role!” Rushi and Manoshi highlight that Aamir opted for the chunkiest nose pin, despite knowing it would be painful. “There were many options, but he chose the one, which was the heaviest and had the thickest wire,” they aver.
The action extravaganza, which releases on November 8, brings together Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir for the first time on screen.