Aamir Khan’s Dhoom:3 to release in IMAX theatres

The YRF film starring Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif will be the first Bollywood film to release in the IMAX format after being digitally remastered

Yash Raj Films’ Dhoom:3 – Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif – will be the first Bollywood film to release in IMAX format theatres after being digitally remastered, a YRF and IMAX Corporation joint statement said.

The third installment of the popular action-adventure Dhoom franchise will release in IMAX theatres, known for high-end digital projection and sound systems, across India and select global locations, in 2013.

Filmmaker Yash Chopra who heads YRF said, “IMAX has always symbolised high quality film entertainment and experience and this vision of the company works very well with the ethos of YRF which has been synonymous with Indian film entertainment over the last four decades. We are indeed happy to announce our association with IMAX for the additional release of Dhoom:3 in this exciting format next year. Added to the anticipated thrill that the film promises, this IMAX experience will give it an all new edge of the seat dimension altogether. We look forward to closely working with their team over the coming year.”

Greg Foster, Chairman and President, IMAX Filmed Entertainment said, “Our network growth in India has reached a point where we’re now able to present local-language films in IMAX, which is paramount to our success in the region. We’re very excited to begin this partnership with Yash Raj Films and look forward to working with director Vijay Krishna Acharya and Yash and Aditya Chopra on this highly anticipated Bollywood blockbuster. With its riveting action set pieces, global locales and stunning visuals, Dhoom:3 is an ideal film to take advantage of our immersive format as we begin our initiative with Indian-language/Bollywood films.”

Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra for YRF, Dhoom:3 is currently being shot in Chicago and releases in 2013.