The bad guys of ‘Dhoom’ series might always receive more spotlight and accolades than the heroes in the ‘Dhoom’ franchise but Abhishek Bachchan, believes that ‘Dhoom’ can’t be made without him and Uday Chopra.
“‘Dhoom’ is my film and I am the hero. Nobody can take that away from me. You can be the biggest or the smallest star but 'Dhoom' is about Jai and Ali. It is as simple as that. If the characters of Jai and Ali are not there in Dhoom, the film won't be there,” said Abhishek Bachchan in a press conference held to promote the movie.
While ‘Dhoom’ and ‘Dhoom 2’ starred John Abraham and Hrithik Roshan as villains, ‘Dhoom 3’ has Aamir Khan playing a bad guy for the first time. Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra will reprise their roles as Jai Dixit and Ali.
Recently it was reported that Abhishek Bachchan wasn’t happy with the way the movie was being promoted and him being absent during certain events of the movie.
“You should ask the people who decide the marketing strategy which evidently isn't me. It is my film and wherever they ask me to come I will. Obviously, I want to stand by it. If they feel there are certain events where they don't want me to be around, what can I do about that. Do I feel bad for it? No, I don't give attention to these things," he said.
Makers of ‘Dhoom 3’ have gone with Aamir Khan’s mantra ‘less is more as far as promotions are concerned’ and Abhishek Bachchan certainly agrees with it.
“I think it matters from case to case. In a film like Dhoom, I think it doesn't need any stars. It doesn't need Aamir, me and Uday. Dhoom has become a franchise in itself, you can have newcomers and it will do great," Abhishek said.
He added that ‘Dhoom’ has become a brand in itself and there is no need to go out and promote the film aggressively.
There has been much focus on Aamir Khan being a part of the movie but Abhishek Bachchan doesn’t feel sidelined as he is a constant feature in the film.
"Why should I feel sidelined? I am in the film, you can't take me out. The audience doesn't care whose film it is. Till date, one of the greatest film was ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ where you had all the big heroes - dad, Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor and others. It was everybody's film," Abhishek Bachchan.
The actor said that when he first started working on the movie he has no idea about the ‘monster’ it would become.
“When we started Dhoom nobody thought it will be this monster that it is today. At that time, we were trying something new. I remember that time Adi saying to redefine the action genre, let's make it cool and make something young, have bikes and nice songs. Nobody knew that it is going to have a sequel. It has always been fun to be working on this franchise," the actor said.
When his attention was drawn to Uday Chopra's comment that Dhoom: 3 would be his last film as an actor, Abhishek said he will convince his actor friend if the fourth part in this hit franchise were to be made.
"Uday had stopped acting since quite some time. It was in 2010 when he took the decision to move to LA and become producer. He has just come here to do ‘Dhoom: 3’ because the character Ali is close to his heart. If ‘Dhoom 4’ happens, I will get him to do it," Abhishek Bachchan concluded.
The movie also stars Katrina Kaif as the female lead.
‘Dhoom 3’ is written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya. It is produced by Aditya Chopra.
The movie is all set to release during Christmas this year, December 20.