Uday feels the pressure of Dhoom 3 is on Aamir
"I think it is great..now the pressure is on Aamir Khan. With Aamir, whatever he touches turns to gold and with him in a brand like Dhoom, it makes it bigger than anything else. We are all excited," Uday told reporters here on Tuesday evening.
After the success of `Dhoom` (2004) and `Dhoom 2` (2006) there is already a lot of talk about the third. In `Dhoom 3`, Aamir will be seen as a baddie and has been cast opposite Katrina Kaif.
Uday is amazed with the response the `Dhoom` series has garnered over the period of time.
"We did not expect it to be this popular. We knew people liked comedy and action but children really loved the film a lot. When we started `Dhoom`, none of us, Abhishek, John or me were big stars, I think the action was the star of the film and that is why it has done so well," he said.
`Dhoom` series revolves around daring theft plans, handsome thieves and bike chases.
Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra will continue to reprise their roles as Jai and Ali in `Dhoom 3`. It is for the third time that Uday will be playing the role of a con-turned-cop, so he does not have to prepare this time.
"I am growing my hair and doing my own stunts. Luckily for me I have done this role before so I don`t have to do too much preparation, I just need to learn my lines and show up," he said.
Uday`s love-hate partner in the film, Abhishek Bachchan, feels the look of both the characters – Jai and Ali should more or less remain intact.
"When you are talking about a film like `Dhoom`, changing the look of your heroes in every film will not work. I don`t want to lose the image we have of Jai Dixit. If I come suddenly with a different body and different clothes, you will lose his characteristics," Abhishek said.
"Like Ali is supposed to be a comic character with one liners and Jai is supposed to be no nonsense kind of guy who is not bothered about what he is wearing. I think minor cosmetic changes are fine but I would not like to change Jai and Ali too much," he said.
Abhishek also brushed aside rumours of doing the Hindi version of recently released bilingual socio fantasy film `Eega` directed by S S Rajamouli. "No I am not doing it (`Eega`). Not that I know of," he said.