Aamir Khan turns baddie for Dhoom 3

New Delhi: After John Abraham and Hrithik Roshan, it is Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan`s turn to play the baddie in Yash Raj`s superhit franchise `Dhoom3`.

Both Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra will reprise their roles of Jai Dixit and Ali.

It is Aamir`s second film with the banner after `Fanaa`, where he played a terrorist.

"It is indeed a pleasure to be working with Yashraj once again. Dhoom is a great franchise, most entertaining and full of fun. Everytime I hear the theme tune of Dhoom it brings a swing to my step.

"Victor`s script really won me over and I look forward to working with him, sharing screen space with Jai and Ali, and, of course, working with Yashji and Adi once again," Aamir said in a statement.

Film`s producer Yash Chopra said, "I am terribly excited with what an actor like Aamir will bring to Dhoom franchise with his unique star power and level of performance."

Produced by Aditya Chopra and written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, the film will begin shooting end of this year and is slated for a 2012 Christmas release.

Acharya has also written and directed `Tashan`.