John Abraham and Varun Dhawan, the lead actors of Dishoom, have denied any similarities that their upcoming has with one of John’s most popular flicks - Dhoom - which has become a successful franchise now. However, John added that Dishoom is a young franchise and can spin several instalments.
Speaking at the trailer launch of Dishoom, when asked about the similarities with Dhoom and if Dishoom can also be made into a successful franchise like Dhoom, Varun said, “This is nothing like Dhoom, but because John was in the first Dhoom, I think he should answer why it is different.”
“When I heard the script of Dishoom, the first thing that I told Sajid (Nadiadwala) and Rohit (Dhawan) was that Dishoom will go up to Dishoom 8 because this is a very young, action adventure franchise. Kabir and Junaid (their characters) will find new problems, new issues and move to different places. It’s going to be fun. It’s a great franchiable film,” John said.
John’s Dhoom was one of his biggest hits, and the franchise grew bigger with superstars like Hrithik Roshan and Aamir Khan taking it on a higher level with Dhoom 2 and Dhoom 3. John’s character in the film is also named Kabir like it was in Dhoom. “Except the name, it’s a different template. It’s a different format, it’s very different and I really love this space. The experience was absolutely fantastic. We had a lot of fun, great action, the actions sequences in the film are very large, it’s really huge scale film. It’s very special, it comes from the heart. We’re not forcing the line,” he added.
About his special moments from the film, John said, “All of us coming together is fantastic, with Sajid it’s my second film. I can confidently say that I’m really close to him. Rohit is like my younger brother. With Varun, what you can see on the screen, we are the same off the screen. Our chemistry is absolutely fantastic. Jacky (Jacqueline Fernandez) is a sweetheart. I’ve been a huge fan of Akshaye (Khanna). So the fact that he is in this film means so much to me personally.” John was last seen in Rocky Handsome.
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Speaking about working with his brother, Varun said, “For me, honestly, it is super emotional. He’s my brother and he is my hero in real life. And I even remember when ‘Desi Boyz’ released, I went to every theatre and tried to find out what the audience reaction was. It’s different from my film releasing or my father’s film releasing or a friend’s film releasing. I can’t really put it in words how it feels, when your own blood gives his life to make something special.”
“There is one person needed who has to be very obsessive when he’s making this film, he has to give it his all, he goes all or nothing. And that was Rohit and I’m proud that his madness made this film work,” Varun added.
Regarding a particular sequence where he had to jump on a car, Varun said: “We were not getting the perfect take, and he’s (Rohit) quite a perfectionist. We kept doing it again and again.”
While doing the scene, Varun’s finger got hurt when it got jammed beneath the bonnet of the car. He said: “It was very hot and because of that pain I got a heat stroke and I don’t think I fainted but he claims that I fainted.” Rohit said: “He kind of fell unconscious technically for 30 seconds.”
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