It was way back in 1990 when Aamir Khan's Dil released along with Sunny Deol's Ghayal on the same day. Both the films belonging to totally different genres went on to become big hits. This was followed by Aamir Khan's Raja Hindustani and Sunny Deol's Ghatak releasing very close to each other in November 1996. Once again both the films went on to become hits, although Aamir's Raja Hindustani was the clear winner here.
History repeated itself yet again when in 2001 perfectionist Khan's Lagaan hit the screens on the same day as macho man Sunny's Gadar. While Lagaan had the honour of reaching the Oscars top five nomination list, Gadar went on to become an all time blockbuster at the Indian box–office.
So, are the two stars clashing at the ticket window once again? Sorry to disappoint you all! Actually, Aamir is doing something similar to what Sunny Deol did in Gadar. Remember the much maligned (by the critics) hand pump action sequence (loved by the audience!), where Sunny Deol uproots a hand pump and beats up the Pakistani army single handedly, for the sake of the love of his life?
Well, we hear that Aamir Khan has done a similar scene in ghajini, although it's a tap here which has been utilized for the purpose of beating up the goons. For those who are not aware, this scene was there in the original South version too. Unfortunately there is news that the censor board has deleted the scene, finding it too gory and as is known, ghajini has been given a UA certificate.
Here's hoping that ghajini does a Gadar when it releases this Christmas!