Diwali 2018 date set for Amitabh, Aamir starrer

Mumbai:"Thugs of Hindostan", for which Yash Raj Films (YRF) has managed a casting coup with megastar Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Aamir Khan, is set for a Diwali 2018 release. Fireworks are likely at the box office.

YRF is bringing the two stars together on the big screen for the first time.

Vijay Krishna Acharya (Victor), the writer-director of "Dhoom: 3", is teaming up once again with Aamir for the film, a statement said.

"Finally, the moment I've been waiting for has come... to work with my icon, Mr. Bachchan! Thanks Adi (Aditya Chopra), Victor, for 'Thugs of Hindostan'. I'm too thrilled to be working with the actor I have admired all of my life.

"Shoot starts early next year, and the release has been locked for Diwali 2018. Can't wait to get started! Fingers crossed," Aamir posted on Facebook on Wednesday.

The leading lady of the film is yet to be announced.