When Aamir Khan turned up for mahurat shot of Shah Rukh Khan’s Swades. See pic

Swades assistant director Ayan Mukerji shared a throwback picture featuring Aamir Khan from the mahurat of the 2004 film Swades that starred Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role.

Updated: Mar 26, 2019 19:54:30

By HT Correspondent

Swades assistant director Ayan Mukerji and director Ashutosh Gowariker with Aamir Khan on the sets of the film. (Instagram)

Filmmaker Ayan Mukerji has come a long way from being an assistant director on Shah Rukh Khan’s hit 2004 film, Swades. The director, who has multiple hits under his belt and is awaiting the release of his dream project Brahmastra now, shared a throwback picture from the mahurat of Swades on his Instagram account.

Both Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao had attended the mahurat of the film and can be seen holding the clapperboard in the picture. The actor can be seen in his Mangal Pandey look, which released about six months after Swades.

Ayan wrote along with the picture, “Swades. At the age of 19, I started my journey as an assistant director under Ashutosh Gowariker, my brother-in-law and first mentor. With Ashuda, I really understood the passion and sacrifice that each film takes, and how to devote oneself completely to the journey of the movie one is making... I gave clap for each shot on this movie, and in return, took from it, so much learning, such special relationships and many many memories... #startingpoint #memorylane #everythingisconnected.” 

Ayan’s sister Sunita Gowariker had made her debut in production with Swades. She reacted to Ayan Mukerji’s post, “It was a first for both of us @ayan_mukerji yours as an DA and mine as a Producer! And our respective journey still goes on. You were so clever even then and soooooo hard working. So proud to have you as my brother! Gods best gift! Love you so much.”

Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, Swades had won worldwide critical acclaim for the treatment of the subject, which revolved around Shah Rukh’s character of a NASA employee who comes home and works for the upliftment of his village. Gayatri Joshi had played the female lead in the film.

Ayan is now gearing up for the release of Brahmastra - the first in a fantasy trilogy. It also stars Amitabh Bachchan in a prominent role. The film is scheduled to release ahead of Christmas on December 20 this year. The logo of the film was unveiled in a unique manner with the help of 150 drones during the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.


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First Published: Mar 26, 2019 19:53:00


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