FICCI Frames 2014: Abhishek Bachchan Speaks About Dhoom As A Brand


Abhishek 07[tps_footer]Abhishek Bachchan attended the FICCI Frames 2014 along with journalist Bhawana Somaaya and Dhoom 3 director Vijay Krishna Acharya and spoke about Dhoom as a brand as well as his future plans.

Abhishek Bachchan spoke about his role as a producer, actor and key issues surrounding the industry. Abhishek is currently co-producing a film with R Balki and states that he is open for co-productions but then it depends from project to project.

“Many a times someone may have a good script and will need our support, we are happy to co-produce.” informs Abhishek.

Talking about Bollywood’s most successful franchise Dhoom, Abhishek stated that the collections have at least doubled with every successive Dhoom film.

Abhishek Bachchan said, “Filmmaking is a commercial art where creativity and commerce have to be balanced. While economics are a big influencer in decisions made by producers, eventually it is the story that is supreme.”

Abhishek says that the decision to take forward Dhoom franchise is entirely on Yash Raj Films. Now if Yash Raj Films have decide that they have milked the franchise to its fullest, they do have the right to end the series. At the same time if they want to tweak the franchise even more with Dhoom 4, it is completely a creative call. However, Abhishek assures that as long as Jai and Ali are there, Uday and he will be part of the film.

“John, Uday and Hrithik have been friends for a long time. Aamir is a senior so I cannot call him a friend, but recently when I met him, there was no change in the bonding we shared during the making of Dhoom 3,” says Abhishek Bachchan on his relationship with his Dhoom co-actors.

Abhishek also said, that over the last decade given the corporatization in the industry, the process of making a Dhoom film has also changed. Abhishek informed, that he did ninety percent of the stunts in Dhoom. However by the time Dhoom 3 was made there were security and insurance officers on set- to take a call on what must be done by the actor and what should be left to professionals.[/tps_footer]