Sanjay Gadhvi’s decision to quit the Yashraj camp doesn’t seem to have gone down well with Aditya Chopra.
Adi, who believes that Gadhvi owes his success to the Yashraj banner, is not leaving any stone unturned to teach him a lesson. Besides planning another Dhoom sequel, Chopra has now decided to entrust its making to scriptwriter Vikram Krishna Acharya.
Initial rumours suggested Chopra himself would wield the megaphone for Dhoom 3, but Acharya is now believed to be making his directorial debut with the film.
Acharya wrote the screenplay and dialogue of both Dhoom versions and the dialogue for Pyaar Ke Side Effects, and is writing the script for Dhoom 3 as well.
Gadhvi’s move is believed to have irked Chopra as he was the only one to put his faith in the director even after his disastrous directorial debut, Tere Liye.
“Even his first film for Yashraj, Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi, was just average fare. Yet due to Aditya he could make Dhoom with big names. His decision of branching out definitely came as a shock to Aditya,” says a source.
What’s more, Chopra plans to start filming towards the second half of the year, around the time that Gadhvi starts filming his first movie outside Yashraj, for Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision.
Thus Chopra, who plans to make Dhoom 3 one of the biggest extravaganzas ever, makes it a point to be present during scriptwriting sessions.
And he has planned a casting coup with Shah Rukh Khan (in a negative role) and Aamir Khan hot on his heels as the policeman. What’s more, Hrithik Roshan will also be a part of the project, insists the source, although he may not have a fullfledged role.
“Adi wants to make it a multi-starrer. It all depends on how the script shapes up but he’s definitely keen on pairing both the Khans together for the first time and also Hrithik Roshan,” says the source.