Dhoom franchise has a special fan base among the Hindi audience. Three installments of the film have been released so far. Dhoom 1 featured John Abraham while Dhoom 2 starred Hrithik Roshan in the lead role. Both the films were a huge success. Dhoom 3 featured Aamir Khan and the film failed to create an impact like the previous two installments. But did you know that Aamir wasn’t always the only choice for the film? The makers were also thinking of other options before the film went to the floors.
Recently, actor Imran Khan made the big revelation about how he and Ranbir Kapoor were being considered for Dhoom 3. In a recent Instagram post, Imran talked about how he didn’t know how to ride a motorcycle when he signed Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola. Imran wrote in his post, “I couldn’t ride a motorcycle when I signed on, so I had to take lessons. I learned to ride Matru’s Bullet in between shots while filming the ‘Auntyji’ song from EMAET!”
Commenting on his post, a user said, “Speaking of motorcycles, back then somehow I always wanted to see you in the “Dhoom” series! Man that would have been absolutely KILLER!”
Replying to the user, Imran revealed, “You know, for about five minutes back in 2011-ish, there were some conversations about making Dhoom 3 with Ranbir and I. Never got past casual conversations, but could have been fun!”
Imran Khan also revealed that he wasn’t the choice for Bajru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola. He said in his Instagram post, “I was never supposed to be Matru. The film was launched with Ajay Devgn attached as Matru, but he chose to withdraw before filming could commence. I was riding high off the back-to-back successes of Delhi Belly and MBKD, and close to wrapping the shoot of EMAET when I got the call; Vishal Bhardwaj wanted to meet me! I was thrilled. He told me about his passion project, a story he had been carrying close to his heart.”
He then added, “I was anxious and terrified through the shoot of the film. I couldn’t shake the feeling that Vishal had never really wanted me for this part, that my casting was based more on the budget that my presence could afford than the director’s belief in me. And so it came to be that once we wrapped the shoot, I turned tail and ran, never looking back. I didn’t even watch the final cut of the film when it was done.”