Will Aamir do ‘Dhoom 3’? And with which co-star?

We don’t know who the villain’s lady will be yet. But the question is, will the villain change by the time the film gets made?

A little birdie just rushed in with some interesting news – apparently Aamir Khan’s schedule is full and the star is concentrating on his new project. No, it’s not Dhoom:3, where he plays a baddie gymnast, but the new game show that he plans to host, which features short films and documentaries as part of its theme. Aamir has roped in Ram Sampath, the music man from Delhi Belly, to come up with a new score for some segments of the show, while he himself will – in typical Aamir style – be hands-on for the edits and final cuts. And since it is a first for the Khan, expect an OCD level of involvement! The TV show shoot begins in September and 20 episodes will be canned for a launch in January next year. And around that time will be the release of Reema Kagti’s film with Aamir, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukherjee and you all know what our AK is like with promotional activities! As a result, Dhoom:3 may be pushed back, what with papa-to-be-Abhishek Bachchan already delaying schedules a bit, but we wait to find out more from our chirp-buddy. Meanwhile, you may already know that the makers of Dhoom:3 have realised that a firang face does wonders for the success of a film – remember the Aamir starrers Rang De Basanti and Lagaan? – for now they are trying to rope in a Hollywood leading lady to play Aamir’s love interest in the third installment of the franchise. Or so we hear. Yes, Katrina Kaif is reportedly out of the film. We hear that there were some really hot scenes and a bikini shot that made Kat very uncomfortable, so she opted out. And the brains behind D:3 are now looking westward. With shooting slated to begin in January 2012, they have to move fast. We hear they are considering Penelope Cruz, Natalie Portman and Eva Longoria. That’s a tough one, but who do you want to see opposite Aamir? Tell us: