Khans break the mouldSalman swept 2015 with two blockbusters but Aamir and Shah Rukh look to catch up in 2016. In Fan, SRK plays himself as well as his biggest fan. There’s Raees opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui and a Gauri Shinde film in which he pairs up with Alia Bhatt. Aamir,Khans break the mouldSalman swept 2015 with two blockbusters but Aamir and Shah Rukh look to catch up in 2016. In Fan, SRK plays himself as well as his biggest fan. There’s Raees opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui and a Gauri Shinde film in which he pairs up with Alia Bhatt. Aamir returns with Dangal, the biopic on Haryanvi wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat.Stars from another skyIn 2016, Bollywood will showcase the making of India’s biggest sporting stars in Mohammad Azharuddin (played by Emraan Hashmi), M.S. Dhoni (starring Sushant Singh Rajput) and Saina Nehwal (to be directed by Amol Gupte). It will also look at the sacrifice of flight attendant Neerja Bhanot (Sonam Kapoor); and look at the life and times of Haseena Parkar (Sonakshi Sinha), the younger sister of Dawood Ibrahim.Reality bitesA few filmmakers are keen to revive key incidents. The Indian army’s mission to evacuate Indians stranded in Kuwait is the focus of Airlift. Hansal Mehta’s Aligarh is a poignant portrait of the AMU professor S.R. Siras, suspended and ostracised because he was a homosexual. Anurag Kashyap revisits Bombay of the 1960s to do a character study of serial killer Raman Raghav.Biggies turn back timeTwo of Bollywood’s most renowned directors, Vishal Bhardwaj and Ashutosh Gowariker, transport viewers to the 1940s and the Mohenjo Daro civilisation in their epics, Rangoon and Mohenjo Daro, respectively. Bhardwaj’s ninth feature has Shahid Kapur and Saif Ali Khan, both in dire need of hits, while Gowariker surfaces after more than five years with Hrithik Roshan in the lead.advertisementIndie gemsIn the last decade, the list of India’s entry to the Oscars for best foreign language film have been dominated by independent cinema. Last year it was the National Award-winning Court. In 2016, watch out for National Award-winning Punjabi filmmaker Gurvinder Singh’s Chauthi Koot and newcomer Raam Reddy’s Kannada film Thithi.