Aamir Khan is gearing up for one of the biggest releases of his career, as his Dhoom 3 is ready to hit the screens this Friday (December 20). More importantly, he is getting ready for the expansion of his market in Tamil Nadu where Hindi movies hardly worked for Bollywood. On Tuesday (December 17), he met the Tamil press along with the team of his forthcoming movie where he said that he has pinned high hopes on the dubbed version of his movie in Kollywood.
The Mr Perfectionist of Bollywood said that only a few movies of him were dubbed in Tamil in the past. Now, he is looking forward to get the response from the Kollywood audience, who might not be aware of much of his works, for his Dhoom 3. He wishes that the latest movie will impress the audience here.
"Our film Dhoom 3 has also been dubbed in Tamil. I think this is one of my few films of mine to be dubbed in this language. I'm really looking forward to the response from the local audience who may not be aware of my work because of the language barrier. I'm hoping that it will be received well," Aamir told reporters in Chennai. Continue reading the story on the slideshow along with some of the pictures from the press meet...
Dhoom 3 Cast
Aamir Khan was accompanied by his leading lady Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and director Vijay Krishna Acharya.
"We are just testing with this dubbing idea and I'm keen to see how audiences will receive our film in their mother tongue Tamil," Aamir Khan added.
Aamir Treats All His Movies Equally
Talking further, Aamir Khan said that he treats all his films equally and his latest movie Dhoom 3 is as important as any of his films.
"What I really look forward from my film is when audiences sit in a theatre and the lights go out, how much they enjoy it. I work for providing that enjoyment. Success for me is when the audience come out and say they enjoyed the film," he said.
Katrina Kaif made an interesting revelation at the press meet. She said, ""My mother used to stay in Chennai for quite some time before moving to Madurai. I used to come with her a lot. (It's a) lovely place and when I landed (this evening) I had a feeling of missing this place. I'm glad to have a got a chance to come back,"
Katrina Kaif Can't Speak Tamil
"Aamir asked if I know and can speak in Tamil, but sadly, I can't speak Tamil. I have done two Telugu films and one in Malayalam too but unfortunately didn't a chance to work in Tamil yet," she said.
On his turn, Abhishek Bachchan said that it is always a pleasure to come back to Chennai and it is one of my favourite cities too. He claimed that he is very happy to bring his film to Chennai in Tamil version so that a lot of Tamil audience also gets to enjoy the film. He hopes Kollywood audience will like it.
Director Vijay Krishna claimed, ""It's been a special journey for me. I have been associated with the franchise from the first part and now I have directed the third one. Therefore, it's very special and I'm also looking forward to the response from the audience for the Tamil version,"
Dhoom 3 is distributed by Sathyam Cinemas in Tamil Nadu. The movie is releasing in above 150 screens in the state.