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The Harsh Column – Dhoom 3 stars react on the casting of Uday Chopra

The casting of Uday Chopra in Dhoom 3 has raised many eye-brows. Not that it was unexpected but just a doubt over how someone can be so kanjoos in hiring one good actor for their biggest movie franchise.

Like, come on! First you have Abhishek Bachchan who has problems with moving his cheek bones and thinks every scene is like a NASA mission for him. And then you had John Abraham who somehow managed to get out of the closet and act. A bit. And also show off his toned body and his passion for biking, which of course got all the audience go ga ga over him. Blaah! Okay.

But Uday Chopra? Seriously? Hrithik Roshan had to undergo a brain surgery after he worked along-side Uday Chopra in Dhoom 2.


Aishwarya Rai got busy with her hubby as she thought she needed one huge holiday after the debacle of working with Uday. And looks like Bipasha Basu has almost quit acting.

Well, evidently, our Dhoom 3 co-stars were a little startled and bewildered when they were offered a role in Dhoom 3  

First, it was Abhishek Bachchan who was contacted to rope him in for the third installment. But when the makers told him about Uday Chopra being in the film as well..Abhi snapped!

But then Jr. Bachchan did a lot of thinking and analyzing..

After mustering up the courage to self-admit his joblessness, Abhishek finally agreed. He came like a warrior on a mission…

And he enjoined..
bring it onBring it on beeches!”

This was easy. Next was Katrina Kaif. She’s quite famous for her nakhras and all. And as expected as soon as she was informed of Uday being in the flick, she decided to hide..

Until she was promised an item song in which she was allowed to wear skimpy clothes and speak minimal Hindi.

Now came the tricky part – Signing Aamir Khan. Well, being the villain in the Dhoom franchise has always carried the ‘cool’ label and any actor would have loved to play it. John ignited it, Hrithik developed it and now our perfectionist would look forward to perfect it. As soon as the makers broke the news about the offer, Aamir was DELIGHTED almost forgetting the most gruesome part of being in the Dhoom movie.

But when he realised it, it was already too late..

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  1. Rish

    November 23, 2013 at 5:25 am

    Your seriously complaining about Uday Chopra? I think you should be complaining about the fact that Katrina Kaif and Amir Khan do NOT look good together. Uday Chopra adds comic relief in the movie and he has a very cute character and instead of appreciating his role in the previous movies, your acting as if he is a burden and is making the movie worse. If that is how you think, I think you need to learn to appreciate small roles in movies because even they are important.

    • Harsh

      November 23, 2013 at 10:02 am

      Well, for me, the fact that Uday Chopra stars in the movie is itself a comic relief. And anyway, after watching the unreal and unforgiving stunts that Aamir Khan performs in the movie’s trailer, I don’t need another actor for comedy.

      • Rish

        November 24, 2013 at 9:43 am

        Well if the characters from the previous two movies are in this sequel then it would be consistent to have Uday Chopra in it. On the other hand, those stunts aren’t that amazing, if you want to watch an awesome movie, watch the Matrix.

        • Harsh

          November 29, 2013 at 10:38 am

          Matrix is outdated, friend. If you really wanna watch ‘awesome’ stunts, watch any Jason Statham movie. He’ll make you laugh, frighten you and then make you laugh again. If at all, I’d want comic reliefs in movies, I’d rather prefer people like Manoj Bajpayee doing them. He can set the mood, the tone and the module in a way you just cannot ignore him. Whereas, Uday Chopra bores the shit out of me.

          • Harsh

            November 29, 2013 at 10:44 am

            And of course, Matrix has incredible stunts but if you bring that to Bollywood, the makers would love to add a tinge of ‘south-style’ in it. And anyway, I believe the action of Matrix has already been done in Bollywood in their own style, which I again despise.

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