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Will Dishoom go the Dhoom Franchise way? Varun Dhawan, John Abraham open up

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

The lead actors of Dishoom, John Abraham and Varun Dhawan, have denied any similarity between their film and one of John's most popular films, Dhoom, which has become a successful franchise now.

At Dishoom's trailer launch, when asked whether the film can also be made into a successful franchise like Dhoom, Varun said: "This is nothing like Dhoom, but because John was in the first Dhoom, I think he should answer why it is different."

"When I heard the script of Dishoom, the first thing that I told Sajid (Nadiadwala) and Rohit (Dhawan) was that Dishoom will go up to Dishoom 8 as this is a very young, action adventure franchise. Kabir and Junaid (their characters) will find new problems, new issues and move to different places. It's going to be fun. It's a great film for a franchise," John said.

John's Dhoom was one of his biggest hits, and the franchise grew bigger with superstars like Hrithik Roshan and Aamir Khan taking it to another level with Dhoom 2 and Dhoom 3.

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John's character in Dishoom is also called Kabir, like it was in Dhoom.

"Except the name, it's a different template. It's a different format and I really love this space. The experience was absolutely fantastic. We had a lot of fun. The actions sequences in the film are very large, it's a really huge scale film. It's very special, it comes from the heart. We're not forcing the line," he added.

About his special moments from the film, John said, "All of us coming together is fantastic, with Sajid it's my second film. I can confidently say that I'm really close to him. Rohit is like my younger brother. With Varun, what you can see on the screen, we are the same off screen. Our chemistry is absolutely fantastic."

"Jacky (Jacqueline Fernandez) is a sweetheart. I've been a huge fan of Akshaye (Khanna). So the fact that he is in this film means so much to me personally," he said.

John was last seen in Rocky Handsome which failed to do well at the Box Office.


First published: 2 June 2016, 11:25 IST