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‘Dhoom:3’ breaks all records – beats ‘Chennai Express’ at UK BO

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Yash Raj Films’ Dhoom:3 continues to create history at both the Indian and Overseas Box Office.

It is now officially the first Indian Film to cross ₹ 500 Crores Worldwide, making it the biggest Motion Picture Event of all time.

Dhoom:3 is also the highest grossing Bollywood film of 2013 in the United Kingdom earning £2,488,265 in its third weekend beating the UK lifetime collections of Chennai Express (13 weeks) of £2,181,277.

Gross Box Office Collections:
India ₹351.29 Cr

Overseas ₹150.06 Cr / $ 25.01 Million
Total ₹501.35 Cr / $ 83.56 Million

Dhoom:3’s stupendous feat of crossing ₹500 Crores worldwide, has broken multiple Box Office Records and continues to do so.

YRF releases ‘Tu Hi Junoon’ promo

Yash Raj Films has released the first extended song promo from their recently released blockbuster Dhoom:3. 

The song promos released before the release of the film were only 30 seconds long. 

After a stunning week since its release, Dhoom:3 continues to storm both the Indian and Overseas Box Office, setting new records along the way.

The film starring Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif has collected more than £1M in the first four days from UK cinemas. Dhoom:3 has also crossed the ₹200 crore mark at the domestic Box Office in India.

Watch the song, Tu Hi Junoon, shot in Chicago here:


YRF to release a new version of the ‘Dhoom’ anthem


In another innovative first, Yash Raj Films’ will be releasing a tub-thumping new version of their iconic Dhoom Machaale anthem song by the very talented actor, singer, dancer, theatre producer – Saba Azad. 

The song is backed by a cool new music video that features a mash-up of imagery from the entire Dhoom series, all the way from the first part. So in a first, viewers will get to see Aamir, Katrina, Hrithik, Aishwarya, John, Bipasha, Abhishek & Uday together in one video.

Saba represents the multi-faceted new age Indian woman who can rock whatever she chooses to take on. Added Saba, “I’m super excited to take a crack at such a huge hit that amazing singers like Sunidhi and Vishal Dadlani have sung before, it’s a privilege to feature in the video alongside Bollywood’s biggest names.”


“Calvin John, Vice President, Offline Marketing, says, “We are constantly seeking innovative opportunities of integrating seamlessly within content, that has wide reach across TV & Digital mediums, is engaging and has immense potential of being viral. The Dhoom Anthem provides us with that innovative window of showcasing the brand seamlessly within the song. This association with YRF gives us an opportunity to showcase what has to offer for urban Indian women – Chic Jewellery along with its pioneering new way to shop – ‘Try at Home’, apart from leveraging its most successful movie franchise.”

Ashish Patil, Vice President, Yash Raj Films adds, “At YRF, we’ve always believed in going beyond the brief with our brand partners to create high impact quality content that connects with audiences and adds value back to the brand. We’re quite excited about this crunchy new version of the iconic Dhoom anthem by one of our most talented artistes, Saba Azad. And it’s a pleasure to partner with as both the brand & their products are a magic fit for this kick-ass new video. It’s sure to machao some serious Dhoom!”

The funky new version of the song has been composed by Raghav Sachar, who plays over 32 different musical instruments. The mash-up is a great mix of R&B, whistle tones, rap and a fresh new interpretation of the chartbuster. The video has been directed by Adil Shaikh, known for his choreography of some of the biggest hits right from Bachna Ae Haseeno to Go Goa Gone.

The Dhoom Anthem premieres exclusively on YRF’s YouTube channel on Tuesday, Dec 24th ensuring that everyone has a really Merry Xmas!

Interview: “It’s the films that you leave behind that matter” – Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif is once again the female in a Yash Raj Films production. The British Indian actress stars in the highly-anticipated Dhoom:3 opposite Aamir Khan.

Also starring Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Jackie Shroff, Dhoom:3 hits UK cinemas on 20th December 2013. 

Speaking to BollyNewsUK about the film, directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya (Viktor), Kaif talks about her role, the songs in the film and much more…

Yash Raj Films was looking to cast a fresh face for Dhoom:3. They were rumoured to have considered big names from Hollywood for the female lead. Then it was announced that you were part of the franchise. How did it all happen?
Dhoom 3 UK Release (10)I know that they were looking at fresh faces in the beginning. I don’t know how or why but one day I got a call from Aditya Chopra and Viktor  and they wanted me to hear the script of Dhoom:3. They told me that the role of the girl is primarily a dancer and circus performer and of course, the love interest of Aamir in the film. They also said that it is mainly about the performance in the film as an acrobat and that I should I have a look at the script and get back to them if it interests me. When I heard the script, I thought that it was a fantastic and very strong story. Dancing is a very strong passion of mine and I thought that I may not get another opportunity of performing with some of the best dancers, technicians, choreographers and circus performers in the world. I just decided to take it on.

Dhoom:3 is set in Chicago. How was it like to film there? Did you shoot extensively outdoors like Abhishek and Aamir?
Most of my scenes are actually indoors. I did have a twenty-day schedule in Chicago which was a lot of fun. It is beautiful place to shoot in and really peaceful. A lot of the main part of my character happens inside the circus for which we had a set in Mumbai.

Dhoom 3 UK Release (13)YRF always cast you as a Non-resident Indian or someone from London. Is that a conscious decision and similar for Dhoom:3?
Well, I don’t think it’s about me when they cast me for such roles. It’s just that a lot of their films are like that where you have Indian characters living abroad. Dhoom:3 is set in Chicago and I am an Indian settled there. There is nothing much we can do about that (laughs).

‘Kamli’ is a Punjabi song in the film you perform on. The lyrics of the song are quite difficult to understand…
They are very hard, I do agree with you on that. You know, there was a lot of discussion about this. Adi and Viktor wanted the song not to be a frivolous dance performance, hence a song with easy lyrics. They wanted the lyrics of Kamli to be very contrasting with what I am doing in the song. Honestly, I said exactly what you said, that the lyrics are hard to understand. But they said that that is what they wanted out of it. They wanted it to be a contrast between the lyrics and performance. I think in that sense, they have achieved what they wanted to do. The attitude and the dance moves are very western and aggressive and the lyrics are very ethnic, almost poetic in a way. It also makes the song new in a way. Let’s see what happens.

Aamir sings a fantasy song in the film for you. We haven’t seen an anti-hero do this in the Dhoom series before. How much of a love story will we see in the film?
The song Aamir was referring to is called Junoon which is an amazing song. Actually, it is one of my favourite songs in the movie. I really wanted them to show the promo and I really wish they would. They (YRF) have a marketing strategy in place that they will only release 30 second promos. They are trying the theory of only showing little tidbits of everything and allowing the audience to come and experience the whole film in the cinema. I think that it’s a very interesting idea and for a film like Dhoom:3 there is a lot more that you will see when you watch the entire film. I believe that it will be exciting for audiences around the world because they will be seeing everything for the first time.

Dhoom 3 UK Release (3)You were going to the gym daily to prepare for your role in Dhoom:3 while you were shooting for Jab Tak Hai Jaan in London. Did you have to prepare a lot?
There was a lot of training because I don’t think that I am very athletic. If I am going to play a circus performer, I have to look the part. I have to look strong and be able to do these things.  I had to be strong enough to do the circus stunts in the song Malang, which you will see in the film. All of my stunts are done without wires, by me on my own. I had to put in a lot of training.

That is why people call you very hardworking. You sometimes don’t like being called that all the time. What would you prefer to be called instead of hardworking?
No, I am okay with anything. Actually, that’s good. I am perfectly fine with that. I think that every role demands different kind of work. In Dhoom, it’s very easy for me to talk about the work because it’s physical. You can talk about four hours of rehearsal or four hours of training. But in a lot of other films, you do character workshops. That is more difficult to talk about but is equally as hard.


Dhoom 3 UK Release (14)What is your character in the film all about?
I don’t know how much of the story line I should really give out. I would like for people to come and see the film and figure out my character and experience the film and take away from it what they can.  I can tell you that my character works at the circus which Aamir’s character runs. Her name is Aaliya and she is the lead performer. That is how the two meet. The rest of the story is part of the film.

You have now worked with the Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir Khan in YRF productions. Does it matter to you who your co-star is?
You are obviously going to be excited to with actors like Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir because they are such legends. Also, working with a good actor always helps you. I really believe that. At the end of the day, it is about working in a good film. It’s the films that you leave behind that matter. For me, it’s always the film that comes first and everything else is an added bonus.

Dhoom 3 UK Release (19)How was your experience working with the hilarious Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra?
They are extremely sweet and funny boys. Every time we were interacting with them, they would make us laugh, especially Abhishek. He is a darling and a very nice person to be around.

Some people have said that the film is similar to Now You See Me. What should UK audiences expect from Dhoom:3?
Unfortunately, I haven’t seen Now You See Me so I can’t help you there too much. The best thing to do with any film, not just my films, is to go in with no expectations. That is what I do when I go to watch movies. If you watch the promo and it interests you, then go and watch it. When you come out, then you can make a judgement. The best thing in life is not to have expectations. You will be pleasantly surprised if you like the film and won’t be let down if you have no expectations. Having said that, Dhoom:3 is not similar to any film. It’s an amazing script. A huge amount of effort has gone into making it and I think that hard work always pays off in the end. Now we just hope that the audience likes it and that’s all we can do.

Meet the characters of ‘Dhoom:3’

Get to know more about the characters of Dhoom:3 starring Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Uday Chopra. Yash Raj Films will release the film in UK cinemas on 20th December 2013. 

Aamir Khan as Sahir
A man so driven that he exudes an energy that’s at once alluring and dangerous, fiery, fierce and unforgiving. Sahir ‘The Clown Thief’ is a force that destroys whatever opposes him.

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Abhishek Bachchan as Jai Dixit
The canny cop from Mumbai. Determined, analytical, persevering. Jai can go to any lengths to get his adversary and sometimes you have to think like the enemy to trap the enemy.

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Uday Chopra as Ali Akbar
The entertainer. The reluctant cop who’s at home anywhere – from Nagpada to Niagra Falls, Ali is always at ease, ready to fall in love with anything that resembles the female form and unswerving in his search to become a “familywala.”

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Katrina Kaif as Aaliya
A fresh faced unassuming girl who transforms once she’s on stage. She is a fearless soul who defies gravity in her act in the circus. She is equally fearless in matters of the heart.

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Photos: Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif launch ‘Dhoom:3’ merchandise

Aamir Khan (Sahir – The Clown Thief) and Katrina (Aaliya- The Acrobat Diva) recently launched the D:3 Official Merchandise & Technology Products at YRF Studios . This included a broad array of licensed merchandise from a number of leading manufacturers.

The D:3 licensing program, supported by Yash Raj Films Licensing (“YRFL”) comprises of a wide assortment of products ranging from Smart Phones and Tablets to Motorcycle accessories that feature unique designs inspired by the movie. The current D:3 licensed products include a broad array of licensed merchandise from a number of leading manufacturers and the list is continuing to grow!

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Katrina and Aamir



Katrina Kaif sizzles in ‘Dhoom Machale Dhoom’

Yash Raj Films has released the first song from their highly anticipated action film Dhoom:3.

The song was launched at an event with Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif in Mumbai today.

Katrina Kaif was styled by Anaita Shroff Adjania and the video is choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant.

Dhoom Machale Dhoom is composed by Pritam and released through Yash Raj Music.

Yash Raj Films will release Dhoom:3 starring Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Jacky Shroff, Katrina Kaif and Udya Chopra in UK cinemas on 20th December 2013.








Theatrical Trailer: ‘Dhoom:3’

Yash Raj Films has released the theatrical trailer of their upcoming film Dhoom:3. 

The third film in the franchise stars Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Jackie Shroff and Uday Chopra.

Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharia and produced by Aditya Chopra, Dhoom:3 will release in UK cinemas on 20th December 2013 through Yash Raj Films.

Check out photos from the trailer launch: 

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‘Dhoom:3’ to release in UK cinemas this December

Yash Raj Films’ Dhoom:3 is set to release this December in UK cinemas. 

The film is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra. Dhoom:3 stars Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra. 

Dhoom 3 Motion Poster

The much-awaited action-thriller was extensively filmed in Chicago, at YRF Studios in Mumbai and in Switzerland. 

Dhoom:3 will also become the first Hindi film to release in IMAX theaters in the UK later this year.


Watch the motion poster of Dhoom:3 featuring Aamir Khan here:





IMAX® and YRF expand partnership with multi-picture deal

YRFIMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd., India’s largest film studio, announced an expansion of their partnership to release Paani as well as an additional Yash Raj Films motion picture to IMAX® theatres across India and other key markets. The agreement brings the total number of films included under the expanded partnership to three, the first of which is the upcoming action thriller DHOOM:3, which will open in IMAX theatres this winter.

“Since announcing the IMAX release of DHOOM:3, we’ve seen tremendous anticipation building among Indian moviegoers around this first-ever IMAX release of a Hindi feature film, and we’re excited to add to this excitement with two more of our highly anticipated films, including our most ambitious one, Paani,” said Aditya Chopra, Chairman, Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd.

“We believe that together with IMAX, we will usher in a new era in Indian movie-going that will immerse fans into the drama, action and grandeur of Hindi movies like nothing they’ve experienced before.”

“We are delighted to build on our relationship with Yash Raj Films, which has been an integral part of India’s entertainment business for over 40 years, and deliver on our strategy to expand our Bollywood film slate,” said Greg Foster, Chairman and President, IMAX Entertainment. “As we continue to grow our network across India, we are committed to offering the nation’s growing IMAX fan base an elevated movie-going experience that transports them into Bollywood’s best.”

Paani is based in a future world where wars over water have broken out. Water is now owned by International Corporations who use thirst as a weapon of control. In one such future city, a young love story breaks all the rules and in the ensuing war, water flows back to its people. The film will have a strong Indian and Western star cast, headed by a young leading actor from India and a young leading actress from the west.

The film, produced by Aditya Chopra and directed by Shekhar Kapur, will be shot in India and overseas. Music is by the highly acclaimed Academy Award®-winning and Grammy Award®-winning A. R. Rahman.

Paani will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology for presentation in IMAX®. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique immersive environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

The new agreement was announced during the 2013 FICCI Frames conference in Mumbai, at which Greg Foster delivered a  keynote address.



Dhoom:3 Logo Revealed

Yash Raj Films has released the logo of one of the most awaited film of 2013… DHOOM:3

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Watch the video here:


Produced by Aditya Chopra, Dhoom:3 is written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, who has also written Dhoom and Dhoom:2.

Apart from Aamir Khan, who plays the anti-hero in the film, and Katrina Kaif, both Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra will continue in their now iconic roles of Jai Dixit and Ali.


Yash Raj Films’ ‘Dhoom:3’ first Bollywood film to be released in IMAX

 Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd., India’s largest film studio and IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) today announced that the action thriller DHOOM:3, the next offering from YRF from the most popular franchise in the Indian film industry, will be digitally re-mastered in the immersive IMAX format and released in IMAX® theatres across India and select global locations next year. The film marks the first Indian local-language production to be released in IMAX.  The Company currently has 14 IMAX theatres open or contracted to open in India.

From producer Aditya Chopra and director Vijay Krishna Acharya, and starring Aamir Khan, Dhoom:3 is the next installment in one of the most famous franchises in Indian box office history. Also starring Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif, the film tells the story of the adventures of Jai Dixit, a no-nonsense cop, and his scatterbrained partner, Ali. The success of Dhoom and Dhoom:2 have established this as Bollywood’s pre-eminent franchise.

Speaking about this collaboration, Yash Chopra said, “IMAX has always symbolised high quality film entertainment and experience and this vision of the company works very well with the ethos of YRF which has been synonymous with Indian film entertainment over the last four decades. We are indeed happy to announce our association with IMAX for the additional release of DHOOM:3 in this exciting format next year. Added to the anticipated thrill that the film promises, this IMAX experience will give it an all new edge of the seat dimension altogether. We look forward to closely working with their team over the coming year.”

“Our network growth in India has reached a point where we’re now able to present local-language films in IMAX, which is paramount to our success in the region,” said Greg Foster, Chairman and President, IMAX Filmed Entertainment. “We’re very excited to begin this partnership with Yash Raj Films and look forward to working with director Vijay Krishna Acharya and Yash & Aditya Chopra on this highly anticipated Bollywood blockbuster. With its riveting action set pieces, global locales and stunning visuals, Dhoom:3 is an ideal film to take advantage of our immersive format as we begin our initiative with Indian-language/Bollywood films.”

The IMAX release of Dhoom:3 will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.





‘DHOOM:3 shooting begins in May 2012 as planned’ -YRF

Yash Raj Films has denied rumours that Vijay Krishna Acharya’s Dhoom:3 has been delayed. India’s premier film production company has sent out a press release stating that the film starring Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif in leading roles has not been pushed back.

“It is unfortunate that without checking, a leading morning broadsheet irresponsibly declared that the shooting of DHOOM:3 had been indefinitely postponed and that it would be shot after Aamir Khan completes certain other future commitments. This is absolutely baseless,” said the statement.

DHOOM:3 starts shooting in May 2012 and Aamir Khan joins the schedule in June as per plan.

Produced by Aditya Chopra, DHOOM:3 is written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, who had also written DHOOM & DHOOM:2.

Apart from Aamir Khan, who plays the anti-hero in the film, and Katrina Kaif, both Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra will continue in their now iconic roles of Jai Dixit and Ali.

The film is slated for a 2013 release.