Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan gave an unlikely gift to his fans by making his debut on Instagram, to celebrate his 53rd birthday on Wednesday.

The Dangal star has enjoyed a substantial following on both Facebook (15 million) and Twitter (23 million) before making his bow on the photo-sharing platform. But it took no time for more than 230 thousand fans to take note of his latest tryst with social media.


Mr Perfectionist’s first post was dedicated to a very special person, his mother Zeenat Hussain. Captioning it “The person because of whom I am who I am…” the actor posted a tile of nine images as his baby steps on Instagram.

His Dhoom 3 co-star Katrina Kaif was one of the recent A-listers from B-town to jump on the Instagram bandwagon. She has already clocked close to nine million followers and Aamir looks set to take a leaf from her book.



Sunset 🌟✨

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The duo will next be seen in Thugs of Hindostan, for which they are currently shooting in Rajasthan. Set in the late 18th/early 19th century, the film revolves arounda Thug (also known as Thuggee) called Ameer Ali, whose gang of Thugs posed a serious challenge to the British Empire in India (then known as Hindustan or Hindostan). 



Thugs🌟✨🦄my dearest aamir and @fatimasanashaikh 💝

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Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, the film is based on Philip Meadows Taylor’s 1839 novel Confessions of a Thug. It also stars Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Shaikh in a stellar cast. 

Won’t be surprised if we see more from the movie on Aamir’s Insta. Here’s wishing you a happy birthday, Mr Genius! 

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