South Indian Directors keen to work with Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan has been flooded with offers from the South Indian film industry after he announced his plans of taking a break from acting.

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"The timeline of the shoot also is in sync with Aamir Khan’s break"

Earlier in 2022, Aamir Khan announced his plans of taking a yearlong break from acting after the release of Laal Singh Chaddha.

The actor said that he wants to spend more time with his family in the break, as he invested over 30 years of his life in the creative process, leaving little time for his family.

Aamir also took a step back from acting in the RS Prassana-directed sports drama, an official adaptation of the Spanish film Campeones.

A source close to the development said: “Campeones remake is on the way under Aamir Khan Production with Sony Pictures India.

“The script is locked, and it soon moves into the pre-production process.

“Champeones remake will go on floors by March and the script has got Aamir Khan’s stamp of approval.”

The source added that the script has been adapted as per Indian sensibilities over the last two years:

“It’s a heartfelt tale of how a drunkard reinvents himself by coaching a team of specially-abled people in a sport.

“It has got lots of humour, with drama and slice-of-life elements.”

Meanwhile, Aamir is getting various offers from the South Indian film industry.

The source said: “Madhu Mantena is trying to crack Ghajini 2 with AR Murgadoss.

“The process is on for the last few years, but there isn’t an outcome on the same as of now…

“Madhu is also trying to connect with several other directors from the South for a possible collaboration with Aamir in lead.”

Further, Prashanth Neel has already announced a gangster drama with Jr. NTR.

The film, which is expected to be a two-hero film, is expected to go on floors in 2024.

The source pointed out: “Prashanth Neel has been speaking with people around about how his dream cast for the film is a clash between Aamir Khan and Jr. NTR.

“The timeline of the shoot also is in sync with Aamir Khan’s break and it won’t be a surprise if Aamir actually zeroes down on Prashanth’s next as his comeback film in 2025.”

It’s not just Prashanth Neel, but various producers from the South are trying to crack some scripts for the actor.

Meanwhile, the source further said that the Ghajini actor is clear to make a return to the big screen with a commercial entertainer that warrants a theatrical watch:

“He is hearing everyone out but won’t sign a film till he is 100 per cent confident on the content.”

Aamir Khan was last seen in a cameo appearance in the Revathy-directed Salaam Venky with Kajol and Vishal Jethwa in lead.

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