Exactly 10 years ago on this day, Abhishek Bachchan delivered the first hit of his career. His first 14 films – Refugee, Dhai Akshar Prem Ke, Tera Jadoo Chal Gaya, Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai, Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya, Shararat, Om Jai Jagadish, Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost, Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon, Kuch Naa Kaho, Zameen, LOC Kargil, Run and Yuva – all sank without a trace at the box office.
While Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon opened well and went on to be a decent grosser, Yuva had won him critical acclaim and also ‘Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor’. But it was Dhoom (2004), his first hit after nearly 5 years in the industry, that proved to be a turning point in his career. It was after Dhoom that he delivered solid successes like Bunty Aur Babli, Sarkar and Bluffmaster.
With Dhoom turning 10, Abhishek tweeted “10yrs ago my life changed! #10yrsofDhoom thank u all 4 the constant love and support. Uday Chopra, John Abraham, Esha Deol, Sanjay Gadhvi”
Directed by Sanjay Gadhvi and produced by Aditya Chopra under the famed Yash Raj Films banner, “Dhoom” also stars Uday Chopra, John Abraham, Esha Deol and Rimi Sen.
Abhishek plays a no-nonsense police officer, who cracks a case involving a motorbike gang that loots banks. John plays the leader of the gang, and Uday features as Abhishek’s sidekick in the movie.
The sequel to ‘Dhoom’, ‘Dhoom 2: Back in Action’ released in 2006, with Hrithik Roshan playing the antagonist. The third part, which released last year, saw Aamir Khan in the villain’s role.