“Thugs Of Hindostan is not just the biggest film for YRF, it is the biggest film of Bollywood," shares a production source. He continues, "No one knows this but Aditya Chopra started working on the visual effects of Thugs with his director Viktor Acharya, two years back! Since the day Adi, Viktor and superstar Aamir Khan decided that they would collaborate on Thugs of Hindostan, they decided that they would make Thugs the biggest visual extravaganza of all time. Adi launched YRF’s VFX company called YFX in 2016 to start working on Thugs!”
Adds the source, “Thugs is the biggest festive release of all time. It sees two of the biggest icons of Hindi cinema Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan come together for the first time ever. It has superstar Katrina Kaif and has Fatima Sana Shaikh (of Dangal fame). Viktor’s last film Dhoom 3 broke box office records worldwide. The anticipation is huge from Thugs Of Hindostan and the team wants the film to be an immersive visual experience, a total paisa vasool larger-than-life cinema!"
Elaborating further, he also says, "The scale that they are chasing to have could have only been possible if they started work two years before the release. Given the massive visual scale of Thugs, the team could only have managed to catch the deadline of asset releases if they planned way in advance. The team started editing the footage from the day the shoot started. It will be a massive cinema experience for audiences across the globe.”