Actor Abhishek Bachchan plays the role of Jay Dixit, a cop and who apparently happens to be the face of Dhoom 3 is the only constant face in the Dhoom series apart from Uday Chopra. Last week the title track of Dhoom 3 – Dhoom Machale Dhoom was launched by Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif and to everyone’s surprise, Abhishek Bachchan was not present at the event.
According to sources, Abhishek was not invited to the event, and wasn’t even informed about it.
Sources said, “For some reason when YRF organised the event for the title song Dhoom Macha Le Dhoom, they left Abhishek out. He found out about the event from the Internet and social networking sites, when they began reporting that Aamir had delayed the event by a few hours because he rushed to Wankhede Stadium to watch Sachin Tendulkar play his last match.”
Another source close to Abhishek added, “He was invited and had come for the first event of Dhoom 3 (the unveiling of the first look) and Aamir was present too. At this week’s event, everyone wondered why he wasn’t present when he was in the city. If the heroes were not needed for the showing of Katrina’s song, why was Aamir present? Though Aamir is the villain, Abhishek is the face of Dhoom. But nobody told him about the event.”
The source wonders if the omission was deliberate, “Abhishek has got many compliments about his look in Dhoom 3 including an ‘awesome’ one from his father Amitabh Bachchan. Considering he’s the hero, is this Aamir’s way of hijacking the film? Abhishek is as much Aditya Chopra’s blue-eyed boy as Aamir, as he’s done many films with him but he is not the kind of person to make a fuss about such things. Of course, he is bewildered as to why nobody informed him about it. They could have informed him and asked him not to come as it was Katrina’s event but not to be told also is shocking!”
Rafique Gangjee from YRF says, “The trailer was launched by Aamir Khan and Abhishek Bachchan and the Dhoom Macha Le Dhoom song was always meant to be launched by Katrina Kaif with Aamir Khan.”