Everyone was eagerly waiting for the fourth installment of the Dhoom franchise and the main reason behind it was that none-other-than Bollywood actor Salman Khan was roped in for playing the role of an ethical and extraordinary criminal.
Salman will be seen sporting long hair for the part and will also have a scar on his face
A source close to Mid Day even confirmed the news in June, year by saying, “While Salman and Aditya have been discussing Dhoom 4 for over a year, the deal was finally locked last week post the release of 'Race 3'. Adi plans to release 'Dhoom 4' in 2020. Vijay Krishna Acharya, who is busy shooting Thugs of Hindostan, will direct the movie.”
And not-only-this, a Mumbai daily had even reported that although, Dabangg star will be on the same lines as Aamir Khan and Hrithik Roshan's, he won't be playing an out and out negative role. It also stated that Salman will be seen sporting long hair for the part and will also have a scar on his face.
So, it won’t be wrong to say that the news of Salman Khan working in Aditya Chopra’s high-octane action series was more than confirmed. However, more rumours emerged saying that Salman has backed out of the film as The 'Sultan' actor allegedly didn't want to share a single frame with Abhishek Bachchan in the film because of his history with his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. As Abhishek's character ACP Jai Dixit has been an integral part of the franchise since its inception, the team couldn't find a way to do so and that is why Salman reportedly pulled his hands back.
Well, it turns out that not working with Abhishek was not Salman's only concerns. As per the reports of Dailyhunt, Salman Khan admitted in a recent interview that he is not very comfortable playing a villain on screen and that is why he is no more a part of the Dhoom franchise
In terms of Salman’s film-choices, it is pretty much evident that he has an on-screen image which is completely stainless and he does not want it to change any time soon. On a related note, the Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor is currently shooting for his upcoming movie Bharat along with actress Katrina Kaif.