MUMBAI: Uday Chopra is all set to launch a new label of comic books, “Yomics”, based on Yash Raj movies like “Dhoom” and “Ek Tha Tiger”. The actor says that it is his passion for comics and graphic novels which has led him to embark on this endeavour.
“I love reading comics and it’s my passion. Most people don’t want to get into this (comics) because they don’t want to put money into it. But I feel if I am able to create an industry which doesn’t exist today, I will be the one to start it. But more than that, it is the love for comics which has led me to this,” he said at the launch of “Yomics” at Yash Raj Studios Tuesday.
There are four titles which are ready as of now; “Dhoom”, “Ek Tha Tiger”, “Hum Tum” and a new character based comic called Daya Prochu. The actor says that the fifth title is in the pipeline and will be introduced during Diwali. “Every month a new ‘Yomic’ will come. We will be adding the fifth title during Diwali. The new title is very different to ‘Dhoom’ and ‘Ek tha tiger’. I want to give the readers something completely new,” he said.
Daya Prochu is an original addition by Uday Chopra. He is shown to be a fun school-going boy and Chopra feels that everyone will be able to relate to him. “Daya is a school child and his thoughts are different. We all have a Daya Prochu in us. We have all been bullied, but his character bullies other people. It’s a fun character,” he added.