Today when film collections have broken the Rs. 100 crore ceiling with box office collections crossing the Rs. 200 crore mark, it's a no brainer that the next big release needs to set the bar higher. Post the super success of Krrish 3 whose collections crossed Rs. 237 crores, the next big release Dhoom 3 has a daunting task ahead. However, to facilitate the earnings of the film, reports suggest that the makers and distributors of the film will be hiking the ticket prices.
Sources within the industry claim that the tickets can be expected to be priced as high as Rs. 500 at regular multiplexes. Apart from this, Dhoom 3 being the first Hindi film to release in the much talked about IMAX format, the ticket prices for the same will come at an even higher cost.
A source from leading multiplex chain says, "As of now there has been no decision taken in terms of hiking the ticket prices for Dhoom 3, however there are chances that the rates may be hiked for the release that coincides with the holiday season of Christmas."
Commenting on the development Rafiq Gangjee from YRF says, "Nothing has been fixed as yet by the exhibitors". In the past we have seen films like Salman Khan's Ek Tha Tiger, Shah Rukh Khan's Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Chennai Express, Ajay Devgn's Son Of Sardaar and Aamir's Talaash that released with higher ticket prices.
Cutting short her planned family holiday in London with her mom and sisters, Katrina flew back to Mumbai on Tuesday to practice for some additional action sequences in Dhoom 3.
Yes, Katrina Kaif's stunts in Dhoom 3 just got more ominous and dangerous. We hear the Yash Raj team watched her super-smooth kicks and flips with Salman Khan in Ek Tha Tiger, and decided to give a substantial fillip to Katrina's action quotient in Dhoom 3.
We now hear in Dhoom 3, she will perform the most dangerous stunts ever by a leading lady in Yash Raj film.
Says a source close to the project, "If you look at the other Dhoom films, the ladies Esha Deol, Bipasha Basu and Aishwarya Rai had no real stunts to perform. In Dhoom 3, Katrina was given at least 3 major action sequences for which she was to be specially trained. Now after Ek Tha Tiger, Yash Raj is adding a couple of more action sequences which would be managed by a fleet of action co-ordinators."
Interestingly, Aamir Khan who plays Katrina's soul-mate in Dhoom 3 doesn't have that many action sequences.
"He plays a cool cerebral villain, more into the intellect than fists. Yes, he does have some major stunts. But Katrina plays the more fist-friendly character. And Dhoom 3 would be her first full-fledged action role. Though she plays an aggressive character in Ek Tha Tiger, she wasn't allowed to do any really daring stunt scenes," says our source.
Apparently, Salman watched over Katrina's derringdo quotient in Ek Tha Tiger and told her to "take it easy", even "whispered" to the international directors to "make it easy".
Says our source, "Katrina always wanted to do a full-on high-voltage action film with no body doubles. In Ek Tha Tiger she could only get halfway there. In Dhoom 3 she has just been provided with even more scope for the hi-jinks."
The actress has been on a no-fat diet in London to get into the required shape. She flies back this week ready to kick some serious ass.