Yash Raj wants Rani in Dhoom 3
Yash Raj wants Rani in Dhoom 3!
Everybody said it was 'over' for Rani. But the actress struck back last year with her performance in No One Killed Jessica. She proved once again that Rani Mukerji did not need a size zero to shine. And now, if all goes well, the actress might just return to what we refer to as her 'home turf'. Mumbai Mirror has learnt that Yash Raj Films is busy chalking out a role for their Rani in Dhoom 3.
Last year, the production house had announced Aamir Khan’s entry in the next film of the successful Dhoom franchise. Following John Abraham and Hrithik Roshan, in Dhoom 1 and Dhoom 2 respectively, Aamir had stepped in as the super-villain in the project. Yash Raj Films chose Katrina Kaif for the role opposite Aamir in the film. And now, Rani might join the cast as well.
A source close to the project informed Mumbai Mirror, "Rani might be seen in a role similar to Aishwarya Rai in Dhoom 2. In Dhoom 3, Aamir is playing the villain and Rani shares a fabulous rapport with him. In fact, she had once mentioned on a chat show how Aamir had been her best co-star among all Khans."
Initially planned as a Christmas 2012 release, the film has been postponed to next year. The film is likely to go on floors this November, which gives Rani ample time to decide and prepare for the role after her film Talaash with Aamir hits the theatres in June this year. Reportedly, Aamir will also work on his physique, a prerequisite for the role.
"YRF has three big films with the Khans - Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir. Two of these projects are already on floors. This leaves only Dhoom3 open with a challenging female role. Rani too is keen on being a part of the film. She will take a call soon," added the source.
Dhoom 3 will also star Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra, who have been a part of the Dhoom franchise from the beginning. The film will be written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, who had written the earlier two films in the series.
When contacted, the YRF spokesperson neither denied nor confirmed the development and simply said, "We will make a D 3 announcement as and when there is something new to share."
Casting story so far…
» The third film of the Dhoom series was announced amidst rumours of Shah Rukh Khan being an integral part of the cast. SRK was supposed to play the main villain in the film and Kareena Kapoor, his lady love.
» SRK was overshadowed by YRF's big announcement about Aamir Khan being the new Dhoom 3 villain.
» In June 2011, Angela Jonsson was reportedly spotted at the YRF office sparking off rumours about her being the next Dhoom girl.
» This was followed by reports about Katrina Kaif leading the female cast of the film.
» Reportedly, even Deepika Padukone was being considered for the coveted role.
» YRF, however, has confirmed the presence of only Katrina Kaif, Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra in Dhoom 3 as of yet.