Aamir took to microblogging website Twitter to share his views.
“Hey guys, P K release date is finally locked…This Christmas (Dec 25)…My lucky date! Jai Ho!” Aamir tweeted on Monday (January 20).
The actor previously tasted box office successes with Taare Zameen Par, Ghajini and 3 Idiots and interestingly, all of them came out during X-Mas.
If Taare Zameen Par, the story of a dyslexic child, which was Aamir’s directorial debut, came out on Dec 21 and earned Rs 37 crores, action-thriller Ghajini hit the screens on December 25, 2008. A remake of Tamil film of the same name, it earned Rs 200 crores (approximately $41 million) in less than two weeks.
It was followed by 3 Idiots, which released in December 23, 2009. Loosely based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel Five Point Someone, it criticized the education system in India without being too preachy.
The movie, which saw Aamir essaying a 22-year old college student convincingly, grossed Rs 315 crores ($70 million) globally in 19 days since its release.
Aamir’s Dhoom: 3 came out on December 20, 2013, and raked in Rs 501.35 crores ($83.56 million) worldwide in 17 days of its release.
Keeping the past record in mind, one can say that X-mas could be lucky for P K, which also features Anushka Sharma.