Aamir Khan has gone ahead and signed up as the lead actor in upcoming Bollywood movie, Mogul, based on the life of T-Series founder, Gulshan Kumar. The superstar had previously called off the movie because of sexual assault allegations against director Subhash Kapoor. However, Aamir Khan is now back as the lead in Mogul and will also be producing the project. Mogul is expected to chronicle the dramatic life story of T-Series founder Gulshan Kumar, who made it big in the industry only to be murdered as part of a gang extortion incident. Here's everything you need to know about the Aamir Khan-starrer Mogul.
Mogul is confirmed to be a biopic on Gulshan's Kumar. However, it is currently unclear as to how much of the story will be factual and how much of it will be fictionalised for dramatic effect. Mogul release date is not known yet but it could be released sometime around Christmas 2020, which is the festival Aamir Khan usually releases movies around.
Other than that, Mogul could be inspired from a lot of real-life incidents of Gulshan Kumar. Gulshan Kumar, India's media mogul was born in May 1951 and started selling audio cassettes at the age of 23.
This small business made him realise that he can indeed make a ton of money in this industry. He started his own venture, Super Cassettes Industries, through which he produced music cassettes and sold them for huge profits. He started off in Noida, but soon moved to Mumbai, the hub of Hindi cinema.
His first Bollywood music production was Lallu Ram in 1985 and he made his debut as a film producer with Lal Dupatta Malmal Ka in 1989. However, the 1990s were when the game changed for him as two of his films - Aashiqui and Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi - turned out to be major hits.
However, soon enough, he got into trouble with Nadeem Saifee of music director duo Nadeem-Shravan as they both of them had a few creative differences. Dawood Ibrahim soon threatened Gulshan Kumar with an extortion amount of Rs 10 crores, widely believed to have been influenced by Nadeem.
On August 12, 1997, the founder of T-Series, was murdered outside the Jeeteshwar Mahadev Mandir in Andheri. He died on the scene.
The tragic rise and fall of Gulshan Kumar makes for a Bollywood biopic that has all signs of a blockbuster. With Aamir Khan's name added to the fray, it remains to be seen as to what records this movie might break when it releases in theaters possibly in 2020.