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15 years of Dhoom 2: Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made thieves look 'cool and hot'

The film is directed by Sanjay Gadhvi. The action flick also starred Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu and Uday Chopra

Akhila Damodaran
Nov 24, 2021
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Dhoom 2 

Until 2006, the notion of thieves was different. They were represented in Bollywood films as slouchy, dark and impoverished. It was only when the film Dhoom 2 was released that year that the entire perspective towards robbers, we can say, changed. The film glamourised Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as robbers and everyone was wowed. 

The film Dhoom 2 celebrates 15 years since its release today. The film continues to be remembered even to date for its stunning visuals and locations, cinematography and steaming hot robbers who have given everyone a run for their money. The audience was in awe of Hrithik Roshan who played the role of this 'master of disguise' and established his character as the coolest conman in Hindi cinema. The dashingly handsome thief had several heads turn around as he disguised himself as the queen of England, an old security guard and even an inanimate sculpture. Aryan Khan or Mr A was extremely confident, well prepared and swift, so much so that he never even thought that he could ever have a competition. 

Enter, another uber cool thief Sunehri, played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The film gave a complete image makeover to the Devdas actor who was earlier mostly seen as the girl next door or playing complex characters in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's films. Her other side was discovered in the action flick. She flaunted a tanned look throughout the film and made it look 'sexy'. The two extremely good-looking people took the screens by storm with their sizzling chemistry and managed to hide their true bad side with those chiselled abs. 

The looks of the two thieves were created by stylist Anaita Shroff Adajania. According to Indian Express, Adajania had earlier said that producer Aditya Chopra wanted Dhoom 2 to be “the hottest and sexiest film ever" and she kept them “real in a global manner”. 

The fact that the two are great dancers are well-known to everybody and the filmmakers did not let go of the opportunity to show their prowess on screen too. The two grooved and broke the dance floor, complementing each other steps in the songs Dil Lagana and Dhoom Again. The intense and intimate chemistry in the salsa sequence of Dil Lagana and the alluring and desirable personalities in the contemporary dance number of Dhoom Again got everybody sweaty.

Dhoom 2

Hrithik had shared last year on Instagram that his looks and disguises were inspired by Bruce Willis, Pierce Brosnan and Amitabh Bachchan. He had also called the film 'an induction into the school of how to be sexy' but we cannot agree more as it got all women to go gaga about him. 

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The two thieves were all about glamour and looked so effortless while performing stunts that one cannot resist but get carried away. They make it look so cool that one forgets what they are doing is, in fact, unlawful and should not be promoted. Instead, we all fell in love with the new Bollywood baddies in town.

The film is directed by Sanjay Gadhvi and produced by Aditya Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films, which also starred Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu and Uday Chopra. The film was released on 24, November 2006.

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