I am not playing quintessential villain in ‘Dhoom 3’: Aamir
Mumbai: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, who is looking forward to the release of 'Dhoom 3', on Wednesday said he was not playing a typical baddie in the latest edition of the popular Dhoom series.
"When I heard the script I loved it…it touched me. The villains in Dhoom series are different…they are not the regular villains. I am not playing a black kind of a villain who does only bad work…He has his own circumstances and situations to do things. I am not playing a quintessential villain," Aamir said.
He was speaking at a trailer launch of the film in IMAX format.
"I am playing a gymnast, so I need to have a certain physique. I did a lot of hard work for it…I have worked hard on my body for two years," the actor said.
Aamir is playing 'the clown' thief in the third instalment of Dhoom series and is paired against Katrina Kaif for first time.
For Aamir, often dubbed as perfectionist, Pran was the iconic villain as his appearance on screen would frighten him as a child.
Besides, Pran, Aamir also likes Amrish Puri, Prem Chopra, Madan Puri and Amjad Khan as baddies.
'Dhoom' series is famous for its suave villains. The earlier two films saw John Abraham and Hrithik Roshan playing the antagonists.
In 'Dhoom 3', Aamir is playing the role of Sahir, the 'clown' thief and Katrina Kaif plays the role of Aaliya, an acrobat diva.
"In 25 years of my career, this is the toughest role ever. There were challenges in terms of performance. The stunts were amazing..Luckily I haven't broken any bone. The stunts were difficult but they were safe," Aamir said.
Before the trailer was shown, Aamir said he was feeling a bit nervous and eager to gauge reaction.