Abhishek Bachchan, who plays the protagonist in the Dhoom series, says he is the hero of the movie and the movie franchise can’t exist without him.
“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 (character played by Uday Chopra). It is as simple as that. If the characters of Jai and Ali are not there in Dhoom, the film won’t be there,” Abhishek said.
But the way the movies were marketed, the antagonists in the series (John Abraham, Hrithik Roshan and Aamir Khan) got more media mileage. On being asked if he’s unhappy about it, “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,” was Abhishek Bachchan’s reply.
“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, lets 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.
On a lighter note, he was asked about his father’s film Sholay, which is being re-released in 3D in January. Talking about it, he said “I am very excited to see it on the big screen. I have seen Sholay 100 times on TV and DVD, but never seen it on-screen. So, I am super excited about it I had gone for the premiere of Sholay inside my mum’s stomach. She was pregnant with me, but it’s shocking I have never seen Sholay on-screen,”