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Leading lady Katrina Kaif gave the event a miss as she is busy shooting with Saif Ali Khan in Beirut ( Lebanon) for the film Phantom by Kabir Khan.
Uday Chopra, who has been an important part of all the movies in the Dhoom series, also skipped the launch as he is away holidaying in Los Angeles, reportedly with Nargis Fakhri.
Aamir, who plays a gymnast in a circus, will be seen as a clown thief called Sahir in the film. The actor chose to wear the black hat, an essential element of his look in the film, to the event.
He stressed that the character of Sahir is that of an antihero and not a villain. ” I don’t want people to have a wrong impression about my character.
My role is neither black nor does it do bad things,” Aamir said.
The perfectionist Khan had worked hard at the gym to get a chiselled body. He also underwent special training for the acrobatic stunts in the film.
” This was the toughest role of my career. I had to work hard to achieve a certain physique to suit my gymnast character. It also involved a bit of training in circus. I had to work out and maintain a strict diet for two years,” he added.
Dhoom 3 is not just about action but has an emotional story too. The promos also show Jackie Shroff, who plays tricks on stage with a child. And then comes in Aamir, performing stunts against the backdrop of skyscrapers in Chicago.
Katrina will be seen in an action queen avatar. She will heighten the glam- quotient in a slim acrobatic look doing some dance numbers. Aamir said he felt ‘ nervous’ working with her.
Some dangerous chase stunts for the film have been directed by Hollywood action expert Cornad E and were shot in Chicago.
Dhoom 3 is being compared with the Shah Rukh Khan- starrer Chennai Express , but Aamir dismissed the comparisons. ” I am not looking at records; what is important for us is that people should be satisfied after watching our film. I don’t like to get into numbers,” he added.
Meanwhile, Abhishek said his one- year- old daughter Aaradhya gelled quite well with Aamir while they were shooting for the film in Chicago. ” When we were shooting for Dhoom 3 , I remember Aaradhya had come on the sets and Aamir spent an entire evening with her. She is very fond of him. She liked him and is also pally with him,” Abhishek said.