December 9, 2022


Launched in 2004, Yash Raj Movies’ motion thriller Dhoomstarring Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Uday Chopra, Esha Deol & Rimi Sen turned out to be a giant cash spinner on the field workplace.

Directed by Sanjay Gadhvi, the movie gave Abhishek Bachchan his first field workplace success & made John Abraham a nationwide identify.

Actually, John’s villain avatar grew to become the USP of the movie & quickly a sequel was introduced.

Dhoom Movie
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Dhoom 2 marked the return of Abhishek Bachchan & Uday Chopra as the 2 cops whereas Hrithik Roshan performed the primary villain, the trendy thief Mr A.

Additionally starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & Bipasha Basu, the movie was a runaway success & turned out to be the most important blockbuster of 2006.

Nevertheless, a lesser-known reality is that after the success of Dhoom, makers thought of Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan or Hrithik Roshan because the lead villain.

Dhoom 2
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However, Sanjay Gadhvi opted for Hrithik & he had fairly a legitimate purpose for the selection.

Opening up about casting Hrithik, Sanjay instructed Rediff in a 2006 interview, “I instructed Adi that we’d like a giant star to make the sequel financially viable. Nobody will see Dhoom 2 with a newcomer. So the selection boiled right down to Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan or Hrithik. When requested for my opinion, I mentioned Hrithik as a result of he’s the youngest of the 4. The texture of Dhoom would stay the identical with Uday, Abhishek and Hrithik on the poster as in comparison with having Uday, Abhishek and Shah Rukh. We thought we would wish to maintain the youth issue going. And Abhishek, Uday and Hrithik are previous buddies and considerably of the identical age. So Hrithik was our primary selection.”

Nicely, come to consider it, Gadhvi wasn’t mistaken in selecting Hrithik over Shah Rukh.

All of us noticed how Dhoom 3 suffered with the casting of a a lot greater & senior star in Aamir Khan.

Dhoom 3
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Whereas the film was a large blockbuster, it was extra targeted on Aamir Khan’s character & Abhishek’s Jai Dixit acquired a uncooked deal.

And the much less I say about Uday Chopra’s Ali the higher, who ended up being a mere comedian reduction within the movie.



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