The YRF movie, ‘Dhoom 2‘ clocks 17 years today. When I saw the film, I was already a huge admirer of Hrithik Roshan which remains a constant emotion till today. Being a huge fan, I had already seen the film multiple times and had learned the iconic steps of ‘Dhoom Again’ and ‘Dil Laga Na’ by heart. “Dhoom 2” was a significant film in Hrithik Roshan’s career and played a crucial role in establishing him as one of the biggest crowd-pullers and a leading man who can do it all in the Indian film industry. The movie, released in 2006, was a high-octane action thriller and the second installment in the popular “Dhoom” franchise. Here are a few ways in which “Dhoom 2” contributed to Hrithik Roshan’s career.
- Box Office Success : “Dhoom 2” was a massive box office success. The film performed exceptionally well and became one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films at that time. The success of the movie helped Hrithik gain wider recognition and a larger fan base.
- Versatility as an Actor : In “Dhoom 2,” Hrithik showcased his versatility as an actor by portraying a grey character named Aryan, who was a master thief and disguise expert. The role allowed him to break away from his previous image as a romantic hero and explore a different aspect of his acting abilities. And it worked like magic!
- Stylish and Iconic Looks : Hrithik’s look in “Dhoom 2” was highly praised. His stylish appearance, including the iconic long hair and stunning outfits, contributed to his image as a style icon in the industry. The film’s success and Hrithik’s look further solidified his status as a trendsetter. All thanks to Anaita Shroff Adajania!
- Chemistry with Aishwarya Rai : The on-screen chemistry between Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai in “Dhoom 2” was well-received by audiences. Their pairing became one of the highlights of the film and contributed to the overall appeal of the movie. This eventually was picked by directors later when they both were cast again in Jodha Akbar and Guzaarish.
- Increased Stature in the Industry : Following the success of “Dhoom 2,” Hrithik Roshan’s stature in the film industry rose significantly. He started being recognized as one of the top superstars in Bollywood, and filmmakers began approaching him for a variety of roles. Also, what he went on to ahead in his career proved he was made for an elite list!
Overall, “Dhoom 2” played a biggish role in shaping Hrithik Roshan’s career by not only contributing to his commercial success but also by showcasing his versatility as an actor and establishing him as a style icon in the industry. Well, they still say! Hrithik Roshan ain’t sexy, Sexy is Hrithik Roshan!