ICYMI: After 21 Years, Aamir Khan and Director Ashutosh Gowariker’s Ek Lagaan Throwback
Ashutosh Gowariker’s Lagaan in the lead role of Aamir Khan completed 21 years and on the special occasion, the director of the film Ashutosh Gowariker decided to share some throwbacks with Aamir Khan and the film’s crew. Posting the pictures on Twitter, he wrote: “So humbled by the constant love you get from everyone on social media especially Lagaan! I want to thank Aamir and the wonderful cast and crew once again in this 21st year of Lagaan. I take the opportunity. Responsible for all this love.” He added the hashtag #21YearsOfLagaan.”
Check out Ashutosh Gowariker’s tweet here:
I am extremely humbled by the continuous love that Lagaan is receiving from everyone especially on social media!
In this 21st year of Lagaan, I once again thank Aamir and the wonderful cast and crew who are responsible for all this love! #21YearsOfLagaanpic.twitter.com/touhBUrwGv
— Ashutosh Gowariker (@AshGowariker) June 15, 2022
Lagaan boasts of an impressive star cast with several actors. It also featured Gracie Singh, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Rajendra Gupta, Raghubir Yadav, Rajesh Vivek, Pradeep Rawat and British actors Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne.
The story of Lagaan revolves around a small village where the local people were oppressed by high tax rates. Set in the Victorian era, the film was shot in Gujarat. Officials and locals play the game of cricket as a bet to evade taxes. Lagaan went on to become one of the biggest hits and one of the most iconic films in the history of Indian cinema. Lagaan was the last Indian film to make it to the final cut of the Oscar nominations. It was nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars.