John Abraham has been a part of the Hindi film industry for over two decades. Since his debut with the film Jism in 2003, he has given several box office hits. However, those who have followed her career closely know that it was only after her initial few releases that it was believed that her time in Bollywood would be short-lived. His films like Saya, Aitbar, Paap and Lekar proved to be flops one after the other at the ticket counters.
Meanwhile, John Abraham was later offered a project which proved to be a game-changer for him. What if we told you that the film almost went to someone else? In case you haven’t guessed the drama by now, it is none other than the 2004 action thriller Dhoom. Directed by filmmaker Sanjay Gadhvi, the action entertainer established John Abraham as a bankable star at the box office.
To refresh your memory, the actor was seen in a negative role in the film alongside Abhishek Bachchan as the protagonist. The film’s cast included Uday Chopra, Isha Doel, Rimmi Sen, Manoj Joshi as Shekhar, Aarav Choudhary, Farid Amiri, Mehul Bhojak as Manu and Rohit Chopra in a pivotal role among others.
Meanwhile, if reports are to be believed, John Abraham was not the first choice for Kabir’s role. The Sultan actor was first approached for the role; However, he turned down the offer for some unknown reason. Later the makers were in talks with Sanjay Dutt, but he too could not do the film.
Reports further claim that Dhoom was originally supposed to feature sports cars, but director Sanjay Gadhvi opted for motorcycles as the actors’ faces were not clearly visible in the cars. It was also Yash Raj Films’ first action film after a long gap of 16 years. His last action-packed release was the 1988 film Vijay.