Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan has compared himself and his ‘Dhoom 3’ co-star Uday Chopra to Batman and Robin. The 37-year-old actor feels that the highly-anticipated film ‘Dhoom 3’ wouldn’t have been possible without him and Uday.
“Pardon the immodesty, but Uday Chopra and I are Dhoom. The franchise chronicles the ongoing adventures of Jai and Ali, that’s me and Uday. That’s the format of the franchise. The other characters may come and go. But we go on forever. Like Batman & Robin. Can there be a Batman franchise without Batman?,” Bachchan said in a statement.
Bachchan recounted his journey to the highly-successful ‘Dhoom’ franchise.
“From Dhoom to ‘Dhoom: 2’ and now to ‘Dhoom: 3’, it has been an amazing journey. To begin with, it was the story of the adventures of these 3 boys, me, Uday and John Abraham. Our producer Aditya Chopra suggested we try to re-define the action genre in our cinema. We were all young, hopeful and enthusiastic, eager to try out this experiment. How were we to know it would turn out the way it did?!,” Bachchan said.
The ‘Bol Bachchan’ star believes the action franchise is not successful because of its high-profile cast but because the brand has made its name.
“Yes, there are stars in the film. ‘Dhoom: 2’ had Hrithik and Aishwarya (and if I may say so, my wife was wonderful in the film). And now ‘Dhoom: 3’ has Aamir and Katrina. But I think the brand Dhoom is much larger than star cast,” Bachchan said.
Bachchan feels director Krishna Acharya has brought a new feel to the highly-anticipated installment in the series.
“The other two Dhoom films were not directed by Victor (Vijay Krishna Acharya). So there is a new feel and flavour to the franchise that Uday and I could identify and feel since we are carryovers from the earlier life of the franchise. Victor had a different vision. Fans of the Dhoom series would be surprised by the changes in the franchise. Earlier the focus was on making a fun film. This is an edgier and darker Dhoom than the first two,” he added.
The ‘Dostana’ star expressed his admiration for his co-star Aamir Khan and praised the experience working with the ‘Talaash’ star.
Abhishek has no leading lady in ‘Dhoom: 3’. But he does have Aamir Khan. Abhishek can’t stop raving about his formidable co-star. “I must have been 11 when Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak came out. It changed the way we look at love stories. The nation went crazy. We’ve loved and admired him for the kind of cinema he works in. Working with him was great learning experience,” the ‘Guru’ actor was quoted as saying.
Author: Umer Qazi
Source: Business Recorder