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I want tips from Hrithik: Aamir Khan

2011/3/4 10:49:02

Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan has found himself a new guru in acting none other than the talented Hrithik Roshan.

Aamir Khan was spotted at the launch of Sussanne Roshan’s interior store - The Charcoal project.

When asked how his preparations for ‘Dhoom3’ are going, Aamir replied “I want to take tips from Hrithik. He`s a great actor.”

Aamir Khan will play the negative role in one of the most successful series in Bollywood, ‘Dhoom’. After Hrithik Roshan, its Aamir’s turn to play the villain in Yash Raj’s ‘Dhoom 3’.

As the actor is playing a similar role earlier played by Hirthik Roshan in ‘Dhoom 2’, he felt that only Hrithik could help him essay the role ‘perfectly’.

Aamir Khan will also sing a song for Dhoom 3.

Produced by Aditya Chopra, Dhoom 3 will be directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, who is the writer of all three Dhoom films. The film will begin shooting by the end of this year and is slated for a 2012 Christmas release.

Bollywood News : I want tips from Hrithik: Aamir Khan

Katrina Kaif to raise oomph in 'Dhoom: 3'

2011/9/23 14:04:08

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The hunt for a leading lady for "Dhoom: 3" is over! Katrina Kaif will sizzle in the third instalment of the action-adventure series, which features Aamir Khan as the anti-hero.

Yash Raj Films (YRF) had been on the lookout for a fresh face for the role, which was essayed by Esha Deol and Aishwarya Rai, in "Dhoom" and "Dhoom:2", respectively.

"After almost a year of searching for a new face for 'Dhoom: 3', we were still unable to find the perfect debutante to play the lead role. We even reached out to international talent but were still unable to find someone who stood out," said director Vijay Krishna Acharya aka Victor.

The choice was made jointly by Victor and producer Aditya Chopra.

"Once we decided to go with a known face and not pursue the newcomer route, Katrina was the obvious choice for all of us," Victor said in a YRF press statement Friday.

Katrina has been riding high on the success of films like "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" and another YRF venture "Mere Brother Ki Dulhan" earlier this year.

"She is someone who we all know will bring tremendous enthusiasm and commitment to the film. The first time pairing of Aamir with Katrina will also certainly add value," he added.

"Dhoom: 3" is written and directed by Victor, who had also written "Dhoom" and "Dhoom 2".

Apart from Aamir, both Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra will continue in their now iconic roles of Jai Dixit and Ali, respectively.

The shooting will begin towards the end of this year. "Dhoom: 3" is slated for a 2012 Christmas release.

Bollywood News : Katrina Kaif to raise oomph in 'Dhoom: 3'

DHOOM 2 songs available on iTunes

2006/10/29 11:58:53 The most awaited soundtrack of DHOOM 2 is now also available on Apple's iTunes Music Store.

With the music album of Dhoom becoming one of the highest selling music albums of 2004, the music of its sequel DHOOM 2 is also creating ripples and already topping the popularity charts, after having released worldwide on 19th October 2006.

Yash Raj Films intends to be on the forefront of the ever-emerging digital technology and availability of Dhoom:2 music content in digital format for downloads is the first step in this direction. Subsequently, other archive/catalogue audio titles shall also be made available online. Soon digital downloads of YRF audio content shall also be made available from other leading portals of the world.


Bollywood News : DHOOM 2 songs available on iTunes

Katrina in Dhoom-3?

2011/8/23 12:14:39

Unlike reports that Yash Raj team is looking for and talking to Hollywood beauties like Eva Longoria and Penelope Cruz for Dhoom 3, there are reports that they are still waiting for their original choice Katrina Kaif to give her nod to the film. Katrina already has her hands full with films like ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ with Salman Khan and Yash Chopra’s directorial venture with Shah Rukh Khan.

Reportedly Kat has already signed the film and the official announcement is yet to be made. Following the Kareena Kapoor way, Kat will be one leading lady who will be working with the top three Khans in a year. Just like bebo will be seen with Salman in ‘Bodyguard’, Shah Rukh in ‘Ra.One’ and Aamir in Reema Kagti’s ‘Zakhmi’ in a short span, Kat too will be seen in Salman’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, Shah Rukh’s Yash Chopra project and Aamir’s ‘Dhoom 3’. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and wait for the official announcement.

Bollywood News : Katrina in Dhoom-3?

Bipasha Basu on Dhoom 2

2006/10/10 16:19:17 Bipasha Basu seems to be on a roll these days. After starring in the critically acclaimed Omkara, the actress will now be seen in Yash Raj's Dhoom 2. The sequel promises to be exciting as the star cast boasts of Bollywood A-listers like Aishwarya Rai, Hritik Roshan, and Abhishek Bachchan, to name a few.

"Dhoom 2 has a fantastic team. Dhoom has already laid the foundation of Dhoom 2 being wanted to be watched. There are a lot of people who want to watch Dhoom 2. So yes, we can meet the expectation because it has a fantastic storyline, great looking people, great style content, great action, great comedy, and great music,” says Bipasha. On the films star studded cast, Bipasha says, “I think the chemistry of all the these actors will be seen for the very first time. I think its very interesting."

Basu's new look for Dhoom 2 is the talk of town. The actress does admit to a lot of gym sessions behind her new svelte figure. "I worked really hard. I was paranoid because of the kind of costumes I wanted to wear for the particular kind of look that I have. I worked out really hard because I never wanted to look obese in the costumes or anything like overtly sexual. I wanted to look just right. I wanted to look athletic and that’s how I look,” says Bipasha.

How the audience reacts to Dhoom 2 needs to be seen; but in the meanwhile, the actress is busy collecting compliments on her newly acquired physical status!


Bollywood News : Bipasha Basu on Dhoom 2

Hrithik’s dangerous stunts in Dhoom 2

2006/7/20 17:43:40

The much talked about film Dhoom 2 is going to be bigger and better than its prequel Dhoom. Reportedly, Hrithik Roshan has done a number of dangerous stunts in the film. He underwent training in everything from roller-blading, sand boarding and bike stunts. He also took some time off to learn snow-boarding in Dubai but then the perfectionist Hrithik says that he didn’t get enough time to practice before performing in front of camera. He wished he could have had more time to master it better. Hrithik has been shooting for these dangerous stunts for almost a week now, but says that he is having a great time doing it. Compared to Krrish, Hrithik says that the action in Dhoom 2 is far more daring and those are the kind of stunts that were never seen in Hindi films before.

Hrithik’s character in Dhoom 2 can’t exactly be called a Villain. It is rather a grey character. Currently, Hrithik is shooting for the climax of Dhoom 2 in Durban along with Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Uday Chopra. The film is scheduled to release this November.


Bollywood News : Hrithik’s dangerous stunts in Dhoom 2

Rimii creates Dhoom!

2007/11/1 17:19:21

The success of Dhoom has paved a new path for Rimii Sen who was practically written off by the media after the failure of her debut film. She has two more flicks-one is with Salman Khan and the other is an untitled Feroz Nadiadwala venture that also has Kareena Kapoor in the lead. Rimii however has decided to drop the Sen from her name. "There are too many Sens in the industry. Also I have added the 'i' because there are too many Rimiis as actresses. I didn't want people to get confused about my name and surname," she said.

Bollywood News :  Rimii creates Dhoom!

'Dhoom 3' release shifted to 2013

2011/10/17 19:12:30

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The release date of Yash Raj Films' (YRF) much-awaited "Dhoom 3" has been shifted to 2013 due to production and post-production considerations.

The movie, which is the third instalment of YRF's popular action-adventure franchise "Dhoom", will go on the floors November-end, said a statement issued by the production house.

The production unit anticipates "a demanding 10-11 months of intense shooting with concurrent post-production", which will "probably be cutting it too fine for a Christmas 2012 release". Therefore, the decision was locked by producer Aditya Chopra, director Vijay Krishna Acharya, in consultation with lead actor Aamir Khan".

"'Dhoom 3' is very dear to all of us as well as to its audience who expect only the best from the franchise. While the shooting will finish in time, we expect the post-production to take much longer. We are trying our best to give one of the finest cinematic experiences to our discerning audience and therefore did not want to compromise the quality of the film just to meet the release date," said Acharya.

The movie will see Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra reprising their roles as policemen, while Katrina Kaif has been roped in to raise the oomph in the film.

With the change in release date, the film has also co-incidentally avoided a clash with "Dabangg 2", which is slated for a Christmas release in 2012.

Bollywood News : 'Dhoom 3' release shifted to 2013

YRF's bikini catch for hottie Katrina Kaif in 'Dhoom 3'

2011/6/29 12:26:05

Reports coming in confirm that Yash Raj films want Katrina Kaif as the heroine of Dhoom 3, and the superstar is keen to take up the offer, too. There is a hitch, though. Yash Raj have in no uncertain terms made it clear that Kat would have to wear a bikini in the film.

After all, past Dhoom babes-Esha Deol, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Bipasha Basu-have donned the two-piece in the series. Katrina however is reluctant. She did don the bikini a long time ago-in her debut film Boom in 2003 but has been avoiding a swimwear skin show since then. She would be required to wear the bikini in two scenes, sources said.

What's good for Boom should be good for Dhoom-that's what Kat fans would surely want.

Bollywood News : YRF's bikini catch for hottie Katrina Kaif in 'Dhoom 3'

Jo jeeta wohi sikander

2006/7/15 15:58:03

The big fight is on. Four big releases, four mega banners, four pairs of superstars… and all fighting for the same eyeballs.

Filmmaking evidently doesn't begin and end with creativity. It begins with creativity but ends with masterminding strategies. So strategy is top of the agenda now for Aditya Chopra (Dhoom 2), Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani (Don), J P Dutta (Umrao Jaan) and Shrirish Kunder (Jaaneman).

In other words, the race is on between Abhishek Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, this Diwali. They all want to go alone. So Yash-Raj Films postponed the release of Dhoom 2 by a month (October 20 to November 24) to avoid a clash with Don. As of now, Don will be released along with Umrao Jaan and Jaaneman in Diwali and Dhoom will release on Eid. However, things seem to be changing every day.

Not that the filmmakers admit to being caught strategising. “Aditya Chopra wants some more time for the post-production of Dhoom 2. He wants to incorporate some special effects and work on the action sequences. That's why the film has been postponed to November 24, not to avoid a clash with Don,” says an official source of Yash-Raj Films.

This postponement will directly benefit Jaaneman for the film can now use the entire chain of theatres that had been booked for Dhoom 2. “I completed my film just a few days ago and am ready to release it on October 20. I have spoken to Yash Raj Films about this,” says Sajid Nadiadwala, producer of Jaaneman. “Dhoom 2 is being released on November 24 which means my film will get all theatres of Dhoom 2. I am planning to release about 1000 prints. The postponing of Dhoom 2 has helped me."

Meanwhile, J P Dutta is unperturbed by the competition for Umrao Jaan. “As a filmmaker, I believe in releasing my film when it is ready. The prospect of other films releasing at the same time as mine has never troubled me,” says Dutta. “I don't think several films releasing on the same date matters these days. There are more films and theatres, with an adequate audience for each film.”

Sidhwani, producer of Don claims to be equally nonchalant about the clash of these releases. “I have heard of the Dhoom 2 postponement, but there was never a clash between the two films. Shah Rukh, Abhishek and Hrithik are all big stars. So there never was a question of a clash,” he says.

Sidhwani is however unaware of the other two releases. “We have to just wait and see what happens. A good film will work, irrespective of other films releasing with it. We will devise our marketing strategy, let others work out theirs.”


Bollywood News : Jo jeeta wohi sikander

Priyanka Chopra not in Dhoom 3

2011/2/16 10:58:09

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has shot down rumours that she will be working opposite Aamir Khan in Dhoom 3.

The actress, whow ill be next seen in Vishal Bhardwaj's 7 Khoon Maaf, says she has not been approached for the Yashraj film.

"I have not been approached for Dhoom 3 till now. If anything happens I would definitely let everyone know," said the actress, who was in the city to promote her film. Priyanka, however, confirmed that she is part of Karan Johar's Agneepath remake.

"I am very much part of the remake but I am not playing a prostitute in the movie," she said in reply of a question. "I am playing a prostitute's daughter in the movie," the actress added.

Her latest film 7 Khoon Maaf is the big screen adaptation of renowned writer Ruskin Bond's short story Susanne's Seven Husbands, where Priyanka plays the protagonist and her seven husbands are played by Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham, Irrfan Khan, Russian actor Aleksandr Dyachenko, Annu Kapoor, Nasseruddin Shah and his son Vivaan.

Priyanka says she enjoying being a "serial husband killer" in the movie, where she kills her seven husbands in her eternal quest for love.

"I like the fact that she is a killer in the movie. It was one of the most difficult characters of my life and I thouroughly enjoyed killing all my husbands," she said.

Bollywood News : Priyanka Chopra not in Dhoom 3

Hrithik, Aishwarya in a music video for Dhoom 2

2006/9/12 17:10:13

They started the trend of music videos in films. Now are they doing it again? Rumors are rife that Sanjay Gadhvi’s highly awaited Dhoom 2, which is under the Yashraj banner, will have a promotional music video just like Dhoom had which featured Tata Young along with the lead male stars of the film. The music video was directed by Arjun Sablok.

According to sources in the industry, this time too Yashraj have roped in Arjun Sablok to direct a music video for Dhoom 2. The video will have Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai. Arjun Sablok has previously directed films like Na Tum Jaano Na Hum and Neal n Nikki.

When we contacted Sanjay Gadhvi, he refused to comment on the rumor. Well all of us can just hope that the above said rumor is true as you can expect fireworks in this video as Aishwarya and Hrithik do make a hot couple. Dhoom 2 is slated to release on 24th November.


Bollywood News : Hrithik, Aishwarya in a music video for Dhoom 2

Dhoom 2 postponed to Nov 24

2006/7/23 15:30:25

One of the most keenly anticipated films of the year, Dhoom 2, has been postponed to November 24.

The film was supposed to hit the screens on October 20 (Diwali week), but has been shifted to November 24 because “Aditya Chopra has decided that more time will be required for the post-production,” a statement issued by Yash Raj said.

In a telephonic conversation, Yash Raj’s Sahdev Ghai added, “Since the shooting of Dhoom 2 is still in progress at a foreign destination, it wouldn’t make sense to hurry up on the release. Hence, the postponement.”


Bollywood News : Dhoom 2 postponed to Nov 24

PARTNER joins the big league of DHOOM 2, KANK, KRRISH, DON

2007/8/2 8:39:24

No one, not even David Dhawan would have ever imagined PARTNER to be the kind of success it has become.

Delayed for some time, the film was carrying good reports as it was getting ready for release. But the scenario was unprecedented to say the least when the film hit the screens on July 20th.

As a solo release of the week, the film opened to an unbelievable response and stayed on to do excellent business throughout the first week. Result? The film has now joined the league of big budget extravaganzas and mega money spinners like DHOOM:2, KANK, KRRISH and DON.

Each of the aforementioned films have registered all time high first week collections at the box office. While DHOOM:2 sits at the top with 35 crores, KANK (28 crores), KRRISH (26.5 crores) and DON (24.5 crores) have been monumental too.

Now look at what PARTNER has earned in its first week. Believe it or not but now the film stands next only to DHOOM:2 as it has made close to 30 crores in it's first week!

Tremendous to say the least, the film continues to attract audience due to two major reasons. First and foremost the film has garnered excellent word of mouth with repeat audience flocking the theaters too. Secondly, due to CASH postponing by a week, the ground was clear to make hay for PARTNER!

David Dhawan, Govinda and Salman Khan have struck big time. And how!

Bollywood News : PARTNER joins the big league of DHOOM 2, KANK, KRRISH, DON

Abhishek's on a high!

2006/9/26 15:31:08

The year 2006 could very well be counted as the year Abhishek Bachchan came into his own and the man of the moment will end the year on the same professional high.

After J P Dutta's magnum opus ‘Umrao Jaan’ releasing this Diwali, November will see Bachchan Jr. in ‘Dhoom 2’ under the Yashraj banner.

“You should expect what you expected in Dhoom 1 - a total roller coaster ride, lots of great songs and generally a fun time,” says a visibly excited Abhishek.

Abhishek is thrilled to be back with the Dhoom team and feels that the sequel will rock as much as the original.

“It's wonderful to be back on the cast. There's Uday (Chopra) and myself who've been retained from the first film - it's a new film with new adventure,” adds Bachchan junior.

However, for those expecting some sizzling onscreen action between Ash and AB Jr. in Dhoom 2, well they are in for a disappointment as Rimi Sen will still retain the role of his onscreen wife. Nevertheless, J P Dutta’s ‘Umaro Jaan’ may just do the trick.


Bollywood News : Abhishek's on a high!

Ash, Hrithik Kiss Heats up Bachchans

2006/11/26 12:35:14 Aishwariya Rai and Hrithik Roshan share a smoking hot chemistry between themselves in ‘Dhoom 2’. And in a moment of intimacy they end up lip locking too. The scene has been picturised aesthetically. But this display of emotions and other short clothes worn by Ash hasn’t gone down well with Bachchans who reportedly watched the final version of ‘Dhoom 2’ recently.

It is being said that Amitabh, Jaya and Abhishek were upset with Ash’s decision to smooch on screen after having said no in her English films. It seems they also don’t approve of the short stuff she’s worn at her age. Now, what’s age got to do with short stuff! When she can carry it off with élan, then what does age has to do with it. It seems Bachchans have forgotten what Big B did in that insipid ‘Boom’ and he seems to have a hot equation with an eighteen year old Jiya Khan in forthcoming ‘Nishabd’ too. Abhishek on his part has lip locked with Rani in ‘Yuva’ and ‘Bunty Aur Babli’ so what’s the big fuss on what Ash is doing?

Guys, when (or if) you’ve decided on a filmi daughter-in-law then deal with the package that comes along with it. What do you say…


Bollywood News : Ash, Hrithik Kiss Heats up Bachchans

Hrithik’s 15 different get-ups in Dhoom 2

2006/8/15 16:04:22

The world is waiting for it. After the mega success of Dhoom, it’s sequel is definitely something to look forward to. While Dhoom 2 is all set to release this November, the first trailer of the film was premiered on IndiaFM last week.

Last time we just saw bikes but this time, it proves to be even more technologically sound. Bikes, roller-blading, jet-skies and finally the dashing Hrithik Roshan in an all new look. And now the latest buzz on the movie is that Hrithik will be shown in more than 15 different get-ups. We already saw about 3 of them in the promo itself and the rest include that of a dwarf and of a lady as well. Now this is something that Hrithik hasn’t done in the past. The reason for doing this is that he dons the role of an international thief and hence in order to give the police the slip, he goes to such lengths.

Recently, we might recall Sunny Deol in many avatars in Anil Sharma’s The Hero and more recently Arshad Warsi too did the same in Anthony Kaun Hai?

With a bikini clad Bipasha and Aishwarya in a two piece costume as glamour dolls and with Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra continuing where they left off in the original Dhoom 2 will be off to a flyer once it releases.


Bollywood News : Hrithik’s 15 different get-ups in Dhoom 2

Bharatwaves wishes Hrithik a very happy birthday

2008/1/10 13:13:43

Bharatwaves wishes Hrithik a very happy birthday... Son of actor-director, Rakesh Roshan, this green eyed hunk, is a perfectionist and a control freak.

Son of actor-director, Rakesh Roshan, this green eyed hunk, is a perfectionist and a control freak. He believes in extensive rehearsals and preparations while shooting for a film. A Capricornian by birth, Hrithik Roshan, catapulted overnight to instant superstardom with debut hit film Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai.

Then there was a lull. Films like Fiza, Mission Kashmir and Kabhi Khushie Kabhi Gham did little to prove his abilities. The Roshan jadoo was soon back with a bang with another super hit Koi Mil Gaya. Hrithik today is one of the biggest competitions to the 'Khan' clan.

Roshan took a two-year break from acting before resurfacing with the superhero film Krrish, a sequel to his 2003 hit Koi Mil Gaya which released in June 2006. Krrish was a major box office success and one of the highest grossers of 2006. His most recent release is Dhoom 2, a sequel to the 2004 hit Dhoom, in which he played a negative role for the first time. The film released on November 24, 2006 and is declared to be the highest grossing film ever in the Hindi film industry. His newest release will be Ashutosh Gowarikar's Jodhaa AKbar opposite his Dhoom 2 co-star, Aishwarya Bachchan. The film will release in early 2008.

Roshan is married to Suzanne Khan, his high-school sweetheart and daughter of Sanjay Khan. The couple had their first child, a baby boy and named him Hrehaan.

Bollywood News : Bharatwaves wishes Hrithik a very happy birthday

Bollywood baddies rule the roost

2006/8/12 15:24:58

Being bad works best in Bollywood - at least when it comes to getting critical wows and the audience’s at tention. Both Saif Ali Khan (Omkara, Being Cyrus) and Sanjay Dutt (Anthony Kaun Hai) have proven it with their recent releases.

On Omkara’s posters Saif as Langda Tyagi has a larger presence than ‘hero’ Ajay Devgan. John Abraham as the stylish crook was similarly more appreciated in Dhoom. Come November, Dhoom’s director Sanjay Gadhvi assures us that Hrithik Roshan as the bad guy in Dhoom 2 will whip up no less a fan run than his superman act in Krrish.

So why does one cast the conventional hero or heroine in a negative role? “By having dashing villains, you veer audience sympathies towards their characters,” says Gadhvi. Agrees, Raj Kaushal, director of Anthony Kaun Hai, in which Sanjay Dutt was chosen to play a hitman because “there was no villainy on his face”.

The credit for kicking off this trend goes to Shah Rukh Khan, who with his ’90s trilogy of Baazigar, Darr and Anjaam, made filmmakers aware of the box-office potential of a hero in negative roles, says Gadhvi.

While the focus may now be on creating ‘humane’ baddies, they still don’t escape the villain’s fate in the end.


The natural born villain
Saif Ali Khan (Ek Haseena Thi, Being Cyrus, Omkara)
Spot him: He prefers living on the edge Always sports a stubble His loves are sans emotions and the ends justify any means

The slick hitman
Sanjay Dutt (Anthony Kaun Hai, Kaante), Amitabh Bachchan (Ek Ajnabee) and Irrfan Khan (The Killer)
Spot him: A tough, serious appearance. Guns make necessary accessories. Looks mature and often modelled on successful Western prototypes. For instance, Dutt in Anthony Kaun Hai, according to Raj Kaushal, “packs in the attitude of a John Travolta (Day of the Jackal) with the finesse of a Tom Cruise (Collateral)”.

The charmer
Emran Hashmi (Gangster), John Abraham (Dhoom) and Hrithik Roshan (Dhoom 2)
Spot him: Uses the latest gizmos and appears brand-conscious Liberally endowed with dashing young looks He can sing and dance and woos like a gentleman

Femme fatal
Priyanka Chopra (Aitraaz) Aishwarya Rai (Khakee) Bipasha Basu (Jism)
Spot her: Her character is better defined and stronger than the conventional moll Has a mind and motive of her own Dresses to impress and is a foil to the heroine’s glam quotient.


Bollywood News : Bollywood baddies rule the roost

“I could have out-danced Ash, Hrithik,” says Abhishek Bachchan

2006/11/23 17:47:25 “I am convinced that I could have out danced Aishwarya and Hrithik Roshan, Bipasha and Uday ‘toh baye haath ka khel hai’,” says Abhishek Bachchan jokingly in this exclusive interview. ‘Dhoom 2’ is a sequel to ‘Dhoom’ and Abhi is one of the actors (other than Uday Chopra) who have been repeated in the sequel and obviously he is very excited about being a part of such a big film as this. As for his rivalry with Hrithik then Bachchan Junior feels that Roshan makes him work harder. Over to the man himself:

Did you expect Dhoom to be such a blockbuster in the first place?

We actors expect all our films to be blockbusters because we put that kind of effort into them, we hope for the best we’d all worked very hard, we knew we had something normal and unique and simple. We then worked towards making the best possible film that we could make and thankfully the audiences appreciated our efforts.
Dhoom 2 will be your first sequel, did you have to reprise your mannerisms and attitude from the first role?

(In jest) Actually my first sequel was ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’, which I played a very prominent role, ….I did, I was the main guy in the film yaar, …then? So ‘Dhoom 2’ was my second sequel. Being a sequel it was that much more easier, because you know the character, you know what the character can do and cannot do and having worked on an entire film being that one particular character, it was interesting because in the sequel we just got to tweak Jai Dixit a bit but we didn’t have to establish his character as it was already established, so we got to play with him a bit, for e.g. in Dhoom 2 I feel Jai Dixit is slightly more relaxed that’s reflective in the way he dresses in his general attitude. I’d like to be believe he’s a bit more cooler in this film, cool in the sense he’s calmer and more level headed, has things more planned out.
How different or similar is Dhoom 2 from Dhoom?

It’s the same genre but I believe it’s a different film. I’d like to believe it’s a bigger and better film but being the same genre it can be associated as the same kind of film, but what I really liked about ‘Dhoom 2’ was that its not about fast bikes and thieves, it’s more than that. And at first I remember questioning Adi and Sanjay saying that it should have more of what the original had, to which Adi had a very good answer that if you give them the same thing again, they are going to get bored of it. The very reason why the audiences liked ‘Dhoom’ if you do that in ‘Dhoom 2’ they will say okay, what are you serving this time?
You have Hrithik and Aishwarya as your adversaries, what do they bring to the Dhoom board?

They bring a whole different dimension, they bring a whole lot more viewers we’d like to believe, we’ve been very selfish Uday and me in ‘Dhoom 2’, we’ve hired bigger stars so that more people come to watch the movie (in jest).
You have played a con man in Bunty Bubli and Bluffmaster, and in Dhoom 2 you play the cop, which is tougher and why?

Everything is challenging, the endeavour is to do challenging work and to push yourself to do work that you have not done in the past. So I thing everything has to be challenging, if it’s not challenging, it’s not going to be fun, and you’re not going to enjoy what you are doing and if you are not enjoying what you are doing, then you are going to be dishonest to your profession, which is sacrilege for us. Having said that, keeping in mind that I believe that your work should be challenging, the challenge in Dhoom 2 was to make Jai Dixit that much more interesting than he was in the first part, yes, he’s the same character and I am repeating myself here, but that’s where the challenge lay, having kept the same foundation, how do you make him more interesting this time round, how do you retain the audiences attention on him?
How did you like the music of Dhoom 2 as compared to Dhoom?

(Answered all in jest in his inimitable style) I think the music of ‘Dhoom 2’ is weaker than Dhoom …that’s because I only have one song in this film and in another song I am standing by the bar. I am convinced that I could have out danced Aishwarya and Hrithik Roshan, Bipasha and Uday ‘toh baye haath ka khel hai’. I have only 1 song in ‘Dhoom 2’ in ‘Dhoom’ I had 3 songs. I think it’s very unfair…but what can I do. It’s nice music
Did you do your stunts yourself and what was it like?

We did a lot of the stunts, but being an action film, there are a lot of safety precautions that are taken. Amin our stunt co-coordinator especially is very meticulous when it comes to safety and very very particular, so there are a lot of stunts that every actor is very willing to do and very keen to do buy Amin didn’t allow us coz he thought that we didn’t really need to do it. He believes in the mantra of safety first, and that his actors don’t need to do each and every stunt.
Did you feel you were in competition with Hrithik while shooting the film?

No not at all, I’ve never been one person who believes in competition, instead of competition I would like to believe Hrithik is more of an inspiration for me. He makes me work harder, he makes me a better actor, and he makes me want to do my best, so he’s more inspiration than competition.


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