What makes Shahrukh Khan’s HAPPY NEW YEAR & Aamir Khan’s DHOOM 3 similar?


It seems Shahrukh Khan is a closet admirer and follower of perfectionist Aamir Khan. Don’t believe us? Well, when Aamir had turned a singer for the first time with his film GHULAAM, Shahrukh followed the suit and did it in JOSH, and played almost a similar role like him that of a tapori. While Ashutosh had considered Shahrukh for LAGAAN, it eventually went to Aamir and turned out to be a huge hit.. Later on, Shahrukh did SWADES with Ashutosh, which was well-received. If Aamir made a film for kids like TAARE ZAMEEN PAR, Shahrukh did RA.ONE.

Now look what we just discovered! Shahrukh's HAPPY NEW YEAR draws many similarities to Aamir Khan's blockbuster DHOOM 3. Here we go listing five such similarities between HAPPY NEW YEAR & DHOOM 3 that we came across.

Heist film
Both HAPPY NEW YEAR & DHOOM 3 have been made on similar lines and promoted as heist films. Both the Khans (Shahrukh & Aamir) have played robbers. We might not get to see the high octane stunts of DHOOM 3 in HNY, but we will surely be entertained with a lot of drama & dance with HAPPY NEW YEAR being a full on Bollywood masala film.


Similar role of the leading ladies
While Deepika Padukone apparently plays the role of a Maharashtrian bar dancer in HAPPY NEW YEAR, Katrina Kaif was shown as an acrobat dancer in DHOOM 3. Both these gorgeous ladies have wonderfully done aerial acts in their respective films.

But unlike Katrina's role, we want to see more of Deepika, who is one of the best actresses today (with back-to-back hits & winning numerous awards for best actress). Hope Deepika's dancing ability doesn't overshadow her acting skills!

Global appeal
Foreign locales add up to the films beauty & upgrade the level. And Bollywood films being shot at videshi land is nothing new too. From decades we have been observing that. Both Aamir and Shahrukh's films has global appeal as they were shot internationally.


While DHOOM 3 was shot in Chicago, HAPPY NEW YEAR has been shot in Dubai.

Perform at a show
Though both the films entertain with their dancing skills, the purpose behind the dance performance is different in both the films. In HAPPY NEW YEAR, King Khan along with Deepika, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood & Vivaan Shan perform at a dance show to perfectly plan the robbery whereas in DHOOM 3, Aamir Khan & Katrina Kaif professionally perform at a circus which was started by Aamir's father (Jackie Shroff) in the film. While they conduct heist side-by-side!

Abhishek Bachchan & Jackie Shroff
Junior Bachchan who played a cop in DHOOM 3 will be seen in a completely contrast avatar. He will be a part of SRK's gang of thieves in HNY. We just hope his totally dissimilar avatar does not let our expectations down.


Meanwhile, though Jackie Shroff had a very brief role in DHOOM 3, (he was Aamir Khan's father), in HAPPY NEW YEAR, 'bhidu' Jackie is portraying the role of an antagonist. Let's hope we get to see more of Jackie dada in this Farah Khan flick.



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