Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Uday Chopra, Rimi Sen, and Esha Deol starrer Dhoom is one of the best action thrillers of Bollywood. The film released on 27th August 2004 and was a big hit at the box office. After the success of Dhoom, the makers made it into a franchise followed by Dhoom 2 and Dhoom 3.
As today, Dhoom completes 15 years of its release, let’s look at some unknown facts about the movie…
John Abraham was not the first choice
John Abraham who played the antagonist in the film was actually not the first choice. Yash Chopra wanted to cast Sanjay Dutt as the villain, but the actor had no dates for the film. So later, Aditya Chopra decided to cast a younger actor and John Abraham was roped in.
Not bikes but sports cars
Dhoom franchise is known for its amazing bike chase sequences, but initially, the makers had planned to have sports cars in the film. However, it was director Sanjay Gadhvi who thought that the youth will enjoy the bike chase sequences more than the car sequences. We wonder if Dhoom would have attracted the audiences same way if there were cars in it.
First commercial hit for Abhishek Bachchan
After making his debut with Refugee in 2000, Abhishek Bachchan starred in back-to-back flops. While he had proved his mettle as an actor none of his films were doing well at the box office. Finally, in 2004 Dhoom released and gave Abhishek his first commercial hit.
Intimate scenes between Rimi Sen and Abhishek edited out
It is said that director Sanjay Gadhvi had shot a few intimates scenes between Rimi and Abhishek but they didn’t make it to the final cut. Sanjay felt that they would not go down well with Indian audiences. However, their chemistry in the song Shikdum was loved by everyone. By the way, Shikdum means dirty dancing in Turkish.
Tata Young couldn’t pronounce Dhoom
There were two versions of the title track in the film, one featured Esha Deol and another one had Tata Young (she had also sung her version). Reportedly, Tata Young couldn’t pronounce the word Dhoom and she would always say Doom. Finally, Pritam went ahead with Doom for her version. The song was a big hit.