Think Dhoom franchise and you start imagining suave and slick outfits,out-of-the- box disguises and futuristic fabrics. For Dhoom 3,director Vijay Krishna Acharya roped in designers Anaita Adajania,Manoshi Nath and Runsha Sharma,hairstylist Avan Contractor along with several international make-up and body art artists to create the perfect looks for his characters Sahir (Aamir Khan),Aaliya (Katrina Kaif),Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan) and Ali (Uday Chopra) in the film.
Avan Contractor,who had earlier worked on Khan’s look in Ghajini and 3 Idiots,was roped in to give the actor a unique hairstyle,which would match the character played by him. The duo discussed several ideas,before locking a few for look tests. Khan first tried the blonde with white streaks spiked hairstyle,which didn’t go down too well with the actor. Then,they went for a close crop cut with an ombre red and blonde colour,which Khan really liked. But director Vijay Krishna Acharya wasn’t too happy with the outcome,since the colour didn’t add much his character and he wasn’t too sure if he wanted Sahir to look ultra glam. Khan also tried a mohawk with a shade of gold,but that did not work either. Ultimately,the entire team came to a mutual consent and decided to keep Khan’s natural hair colour. Contractor gave him a short crop with a few short strands swept towards the right.
Suave and colourful
The duo,Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra,are the only common thread in the cast of Dhoom franchise. Bachchan,who was seen sporting a beard in Dhoom 2,will be seen in a more suave and sophisticated avatar in this installment. The actor wears a lot of trench coats,biker jackets and blazers,which are designed in a muted colour palette and hairstylist Aalim Hakim has given a natural touch to his hair; so the look is a far cry from the scuffled,floral print,messy hair sporting Jai Dixit that we saw in the earlier film. On the other hand,Chopra will continue with his colourful avatar,complete with leather and denim jackets,multi coloured bandanas,rainbow vests and more.
Glam it up
Apparel and accessories sported by Katrina Kaif in the title track of Dhoom 3 were closely sourced and designed by Adajania. Kaif is seen wearing four outfits in the song,all of which showcase a strong,glam yet feminine look. For the subtle rock chic look,Adajania chose an Atelier Bordelle bondage dress in black with a pair of Asuko Kudos leggings,as the Japanese designer is known for his couture latex outfits and accessories. Adajania also got a custom made gold latex corset done from Kudos and paired it up with thigh length golden boots to give Kaif an edgy,military style look. She is also seen wearing a chainmail red bodysuit designed by Adajania.
Did you know
Aamir Khan has used one bowler hat throughout the film,which is also an integral part of the pre – release promotional activities. At a recent event,a fan asked Khan to give his hat,which he readily obliged. The actor has three more hats in reserve.