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Bandit kings!

Aamir Khan

Mumbai, March 1 -- Looks like Aamir Khan has started a new trend among the Khans after his role in last year's hit, Dhoom:3. Aamir, who played a thief in the film, was appreciated for his character and now it turns out that even Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan are readying themselves to portray similar roles in their upcoming films.    

An industry insider reveals, "Shah Rukh is playing a burglar in his upcoming film, Happy New Year (HNY). Salman, too, will be portraying the role of a robber in Sajid Nadiadwala's directorial debut, Kick." Way back in 1997, Salman had played the role of a smalltime thief who indulges in petty robberies in Judwaa, in which he also had a double role. Incidentally, Judwaa was produced by Sajid too. Shah Rukh, too, in the past has played a conman in Baadshah (1999). In HNY, the other leading actors too are believed to play conmen.  

While this trend may be catching up with the Khans in recent times, it doesn't come as a surprise for other Bollywood actors. John Abraham has played a thief in the first instalment of the Dhoom franchise in 2004, while Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have played similar roles in the second part of the same series in 2006. Ranbir Kapoor played a thief in Besharam (2013) and will reportedly play one again in his next, Roy.