John, Varun and Jacqueline launch action packed Dishoom trailer
The entire team of Dishoom- director Rohit Dhawan, actors John Abraham, Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Sajid Nadiadwala launched the trailer of their much-awaited film on June 2. Photo: Viral Bhayani
Considering that the entertainer has a huge ensemble cast, the makers of 'Dishoom' car-pooling for their promotional activities.
Talking about how the project and title fell into place, director Rohit Dhawan said, “Sajid’s instincts is so strong and he is so decisive that it gives me confidence. It was his reaction to the basic story that pushed me to write the script. Talking about the title, be it any age or strata of the society, the first word a kid utters is Dishoom. There is no better word to describe action genre in our country, hence the title Dishoom. Varun has had it from me a lot in childhood.”
John will be seen teaming up with Rohit Dhawan, who previously helmed 'Desi Boyz'. He said, "I think just all of us coming together is fantastic... Rohit is like my little brother. After 'Desi Boyz' I am coming back with him. The chemistry which I share with Varun on-screen is the same off screen."
Talking about Jacqueline Fernandez and Akshaye Khanna who makes a comeback after four years, John said, "I've worked with Jacquline before and I've teamed up with her again, she is a sweetheart. I am a huge fan of Akshaye. The fact that he is in the film means so much to me personally. He is a fantastic actor."
Varun, who has teamed up brother Rohit spoke about how special this film is to him, “He is my brother and he is my hero in real life. I remember when Desi Boyz had released, I had been to every theatre to gauge the audience reaction and it’s different from what my and father’s films get. I can’t put it in words how it feels when your own blood gives his life to make something special."
Varun sustained several injuries while shooting for the action packed film, he said, “There was a shot where I had to jump over a car and it was around 38-40 degrees. We were not getting the perfect take and he is quite a perfectionist. We kept doing it again and again and while jumping over the car, my finger got stuck in the bonnet of the car. As it was hot, I ended up getting a heat stroke and I don’t think I fainted but Rohit claims that I did.”
Talking about the equations the two brothers shared on the set, Rohit said, "Emotions don't come in the way while shooting. We were extremely professional with each other in the capacity of an actor and director. "
Akshaye, who had taken a sabbatical break, is returning to the big screen after many years. He said, “I had some personal issues which I had to take care of; hence I couldn’t work for a while. But I am thrilled to be back with this film."
Rohit also clarified that the film is not based on cricketer Virat Kohli, "The cricketer in the film is India's top batsman, just like Virat Kohli. He is athletic looking, extremely attractive, just like Virat Kohli. He has the habit of winning matches which would otherwise be lost, just like Virat Kohli. But his name is Viraj Sharma and he is not Virat Kohli."
Varun also said that the film is not against Pakistan and does not show the country in poor light. He said, "There is no negative reference against Pakistan or any community. It is a very positive representation. In fact, what we are trying to show is that for certain people, money is the religion."
After the trailer launch, Varun posed for pictures with his fans gathered outside the venue.