Aamir Khan has shed his artist avatar in Dhobi Ghat for that of the dark daredevil in Dhoom 3, ending speculation about who will clinch the coveted role in the blockbuster series from Yash and Aditya Chopra’s Yashraj films (YRF).
The actor confirms the news of having signed up for the film, to be directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, fondly known as Victor, who has written the first two Dhoom films and directed Tashan. “Dhoom is an entertaining franchise. Every time I hear the theme track, it brings a swing to my step. I had never thought I would fit into it, but I loved Victor’s script and look forward to being one up on Jai and Ali (the characters played by Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra in the series). And of course, working with Yashji and Adi once again,” says Khan.
Yash Chopra is equally excited at the thought of the star power and histrionics that Aamir will bring to Dhoom 3. “With Hrithik in Dhoom 2 (2006) we raised the bar set by John Abraham in Dhoom (2004) and now we have Aamir,” he says. “Adi and Victor have worked for over a year on what is possibly one of the best scripts to have come out of YRF. The audience can look forward to one of the most exciting films they have ever seen.”
The first Dhoom, in which John Abraham played the anti-hero had some thrilling motorcycle chases. In Dhoom 2 Hrithik Roshan paraglided on to a train chugging through the deserts of Namibia and after that it was a thrill-a-minute. Dhoom 3 is likely to raise adrenalin levels with an action-filled title track, filmed on Aamir. Talks are on with a top heroine to co-star with him in the film, the shoot for which begins later this year.