Since a very long buzz, there have been reports floating in that Vijay Krishna Acharya has already starting working on Dhoom 4. The filmmaker had earlier helmed the third installment of the Dhoom franchise and has Thugs Of Hindostan up next for release in November. Meanwhile, rumors were rife that the makers are in talks with Salman Khan to play one of the leads. Reportedly, Ranveer Singh is said to be playing the other male lead.
One hears that while the deal was almost locked in June this year before he left for his Dabangg Reloaded tour, Salman is now no longer doing the film. Scroll down to know the reason-
Dhoom 4 To Go On Floors Next Year
A trade source was quote as saying to Bollywood Hungama, "The Dhoom 4 shoot will commence early next year and will go on for 130 days so Adi is keen to lock cast and crew by this year. Major parts of the film will be shot in Dubai. While a reference poster with Salman had even been made now it seems that it's not working out with him. This is a recent development in the last few weeks, especially post Race 3."
Has It Got To Something With Abhishek Bachchan?
"Apparently, one of the conditions that Salman had laid down with Aditya Chopra was that he would not be in a single scene with Abhishek Bachchan (given Salman's past history with Abhishek's wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) in Dhoom 4. The writing team was apparently racking its brain on how to come to terms with this creative change because Abhishek (who plays ACP Jai Dixit) forms a crucial part of the cast," the trade source further added.
Shahrukh Khan Or Ranbir Kapoor; Who Will Get Lucky?
Now buzz is that post Salman's exit, Shahrukh Khan or Ranbir Kapoor might step into his shoes.
The source further added, "Both are huge and much-in-demand stars and will add their own value to the film. While SRK was being considered to step into Salman's shoes, Sanju happened to Ranbir. The movie's blockbuster success and the fact that RK is already doing Shamshera with Adi made the makers consider him too. Both he and SRK have never done a Dhoom franchise before like Salman and the two megastars will definitely add their own charm and freshness to the cast if either comes on board. Ranbir is the heartthrob of the Gen Next while Shah Rukh's eternal lover boy appeal and evergreen charm is timeless."
Why SRK Has An Edge Over Ranbir
The source further added, "Shahrukh has an edge here over Ranbir as he, YRF and Maneesh have an old association. Maneesh has not only directed SRK in Fan (2016) but both have spoken about doing another movie together after Fan (which is not a sequel). The role in Dhoom 4 is not a negative one but will be like what Aamir Khan, John Abraham and Hrithik Roshan had played in the earlier installments - slick, stylish, cool and savvy. Adi will make an announcement once the paperwork is done and his lead actors are finalized. But it will definitely be interesting to see whether Shahrukh or Ranbir will be a part of Dhoom 4."
We Hope We Get To Hear Some Announcement Soon
Meanwhile, when Bollywood Hungama contacted, Yash Raj Films' spokesperson they were told, "There is no truth to this."