A villain character, when written in passion by a gifted writer, turns into a blazingly attractive role that outshines the protagonist characters. It's the complexity of villain's character that enhances the hero's character to another, greater level. Great actors always do negative characters in their career and all of them had the track record of winning great accolades for their performance in antagonistic roles.
Dhoom 3 have one of India's greatest actors donning a villain role that has complex emotional layers weaved into it. As you know, Aamir Khan plays Sahir, the villain who inspires both anger and sympathy in you, in Dhoom 3. This is not the first film where Aamir plays a negative role as his first film Holi had him in an almost-villain role. To add a trivia, Aamir's later creative collaborator Ashuthosh Gowarikar played the role of Aamir's friend in Holi which was directed by Ketan Mehta with whom Aamir worked later for Mangal Pandey: The Rising in 2005.
In Hollywood, legendary Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel have done some great villain roles which audience all around the world still remembers. While Al Pacino sizzled in films like Devil's Advocate, The Recruit and Dick Tracy, Joe Pesci touched the peak of greatness with Good Fellas. Aamir's character in Dhoom 3 will have a blend of mainstream sensibility and off-beat nuances, to please all strata of audience.
Aamir earlier went on record to say that his character in Dhoom will earn sympathy from audience even though it is a villain role. Katrina Kaif plays the love interest of Aamir Khan in Dhoom 3.
Dhoom 3, a Vijay Krishna Acharya film, is scheduled to release on coming Friday,20 December 2013.