Aamir Khan had famously said that he would give up smoking cigarettes after the release of Dangal (2016). Two years down the line, the superstar has got rid of the habit β€” well, only partly. Talking to mid-day, Khan revealed that while he kicked the butt three months ago, he has been puffing on a pipe since. Turns out, it was one of his friends from outside the industry who introduced him to the gentleman’s vice.

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#thuglife 😎 @_aamirkhan

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The Thugs of Hindostan star has become a pipe smoker. His co-star Katrina Kaif has also shared a picture of the actor glued to his pipe with the caption, β€œ#thuglife.”
Talking about his struggles with smoking, he added, β€œI quit smoking for two-three years when I was training for Dhoom 3 (2013). But then, I went back to it again. I tend to smoke more when my movie releases. Kiran [Rao, wife] would be affected by the cigarette smoke, but she isn’t averse to the pipe. I even tried my hand at cigars, but did not find the experience satisfying.”
The report also states how Aamir had once asked Shah Rukh Khan if he could smoke in front of Amitabh Bachchan on the sets. The actors will be seen as Firangi Mallah in Thugs of Hindostan. Besides him and Amitabh, the film also stars Katrina and Fatima Sana Shaikh. Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, the film is set to hit the theatres ahead of Christmas on December 21.