By Hindustan Times
NEW DELHI, Oct. 20 -- The much awaited release of Dhoom:3 has now been shifted to 2013 in view of production and postproduction work that needs to be completed.
"While the shoot begins from end-November 2011, we anticipate a demanding 10 to 11 months of intense shooting with concurrent post-production, which will stretch beyond. This will probably be cutting it too fine for a Christmas 2012 release," says a statement from the makers.
Produced by Aditya Chopra, Dhoom:3 will be written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, who has written Dhoom 1 and 2. He has also written and directed Tashan. Both Aditya and Victor in consultation with Aamir, have decided to delay the release of the film to 2013.
Says Victor, "Dhoom:3 is very dear to all of us as well as to its audience who expect only the best from the franchise. While the shooting will finish in time, we expect the postproduction to take much longer. We are trying our best to give one of the finest cinematic experiences to our discerning audience and therefore did not want to compromise the quality of the film just to meet the release date."
Both Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra will continue in their now iconic roles of Jai Dixit and Ali in the series. Though the makers are tight-lipped about the diva in the movie, buzz is strong that Katrina Kaif has been finalised for the same.