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Akshay wants to play lead in Dhoom 3

Published: Friday, November 2, 2007, 11:21 [IST]

By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Friday, November 02, 2007

When you think of Dhoom, you think of John Abraham. When it"s Dhoom 2, you recall Hrithik Roshan"s stylised negative character called Mr A. No wonder every actor worth his biceps wants to now act in Dhoom 3. Akshay Kumar is one of the actors who"s making all the right moves to land the part of the negative character in the Yash Raj film.

Keen interest

Says a source, “When Akshay Kumar saw Dhoom 2 last year, he freaked out on Hrithik"s character. Though Hrithik played a negative role it was conceptualised and stylised by Adi (Aditya Chopra) so well that he stood out amongst all the rest. It was John Abraham"s negative character again that made a mark in Dhoom. So Akshay is very keen on playing the anti-hero in Dhoom 3 at any cost. He is ready to do the film with any director Yash Raj selects."

At his peak

The source adds that Akshay has expressed his enthusiasm to Aditya Chopra. He adds, “Akshay told Adi that he can pull this off as he loves action, and Dhoom is all about pushing the envelope when it comes to stunts etc. Akshay is already working with Yash Raj productions in Tashan and so he already has one foot in the door." The source further elaborates, “Yash Raj always works with stars who have a big draw and Akshay is at his peak right now. Adi (Aditya) and he have worked hard on his look in Tashan where Akshay has a crew cut and sports a stubble for his tapori goonda role. And I won"t be surprised if Akshay finally makes it to Dhoom 3"

Price issues

The only hitch is Akshay"s price. The Chopras are known for not paying their stars well.

Akshay Kumar maintains, “I haven"t approached Yash Raj for any role in Dhoom 3. Nor have them mentioned anything to me. This is the first time I am hearing about it."

Topics: tashan, hrithik roshan, dhoom
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