Aamir Khan may be playing the villain in Dhoom 3, the sequel to the action film, but a few days ago, when the shoot of the film was suddenly stalled in Chicago, he turned out to be the good guy who came to the rescue.
A source tells us that the shoot had to be stopped for four-five days due to permission issues during the annual Chicago Air and Water show.
Aamir and the rest of the crew — the film also stars Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif — were supposed to shoot some outdoor action scenes for the Yash Raj Films production. But the local administration and police halted their plans. “The line producer (Curbside Films) didn’t have the required permission in place to film around the time of the show. So the shooting was halted for a few days,” says the insider.
It seems it was only after Aamir and a team from the crew met Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago, that the shooting could start again.
“Since Aamir is a big star, his presence helped. After the meeting with the mayor, the shooting resumed,” adds the insider.
Curbside Films seems to be the one to blame for the incident. “It’s possible that the line production company didn’t realise that the administration would stall the shoot. Now everything has been sorted out,” adds the insider.
When contacted, Rafiq Gangjee of Yash Raj Films clarifies: “The shooting wasn’t stalled for four-five days. It was just a weekend when we could not shoot the action sequences because of an air and water show. The police did not give us permission to shoot on the roads that weekend. The shooting is going on very well post that.” The film is scheduled to release later next year.
DHOOM 3 BUZZ
Dhoom 3 first Bollywood film to release in IMAX
Yash Raj Films' (YRF) much-awaited Dhoom 3 will be the first Bollywood film to be released in IMAX theatres, after being digitally re-mastered in the IMAX format. READ ON
No delay in Dhoom 3 shoot: Uday Chopra
Bollywood actor Uday Chopra, who has ended up with a fracture foot during the shoot of upcoming film Dhoom 3, says the shoot of the film will not suffer. UDAY TWEETS
Katrina Kaif to do acro-dancing in Dhoom 3
Katrina Kaif would be training for a new form of dancing known as acro-dancing for Dhoom 3. It has now been decided that Aamir too would be joining Katrina in this rare and intricate form of dancing.
Stuntmen injured while shooting for Dhoom 3
Two stuntmen got injured while filming a car chase sequence for the YRF film, Dhoom 3, in Chicago. “The speeding car rammed into the pavement, shattering the glass and badly injuring the people inside..."
Seems it's certainly not 'All Work and No Play' for the Dhoom 3 boys. Aamir Khan and Abhishek Bachchan, who are currently in Chicago shooting for YRF's Dhoom 3, took some time off from their busy schedule to have fun at the 6 Flags amusement and adventure park. PICS
SPOTTED: Aamir Khan shooting for Dhoom 3 in Chicago
Aamir Khan was recently seen shooting for Dhoom 3 in Chicago. The sequence, which involved car chases and collisions, seemed to be an action-packed one. Interestingly, the location of the shoot is reportedly the same as Christopher Nolan's blockbusters Dark Knight, Dark Knight Rises and Inception. CHECK OUT
From Dhoom to Dhoom 3, time flies for Abhishek
Actor Abhishek Bachchan was busy shooting for Dhoom 3 on the same day that eight years ago as Dhoom released. The actor looks back with fondness. BACHCHAN SPEAKS
Aamir Khan enters Brazil with Fanaa
Aamir Khan may be currently in Chicago shooting for Dhoom 3. However, he is all set to make his presence felt in Brazil. Fanaa, which had arrived more than half a decade ago, is seeing a theatrical release in the country. READ MORE
(With additional inputs)
Follow us at @htShowbiz