Abhishek to play inspector Vijay in action thriller “Dum Maro Dum”
Amitabh was entitled as ‘the angry young man’ after ‘Zanjeer’. After thirty-seven years Abhishek is all set to recreate the same magic. Abhishek is to play a similar ‘Inspector Vijay’ kind of role in Rohan Sippy’s ‘Dum Maro Dum’. His ‘Zanjeer’ role made Big B the legend he is. It was Salim Javed who had poured their best emotions into making Inspector Vijay one of the most memorable screen characters that Bachchan portrayed. Now Abhishek has stepped into those shoes in an action thriller that deals with the drug mafia of Goa.
Bachchan Jr plays a cop on a mission. Like Inspector Vijay in ‘Zanjeer’, the character is a no nonsense cop with a history. Director Rohan Sippy says that, “Dum Maro Dum is set in contemporary Goa and Abhishek is playing a special cop. His character has some similarity to what Mr Bachchan did in ‘Zanjeer’. It has similar shades. Inspector Vijay is one of the iconic characters played by Mr Bachchan and it would be exciting to see how Abhishek plays a role similar to it.”
Abhishek is all set to prepare for the role physically and emotionally. A special team is working after his look and styling. Abhishek has been seen spending a lot of time with Rohan discussing the nuances of the character the film. The film is co-produced by a foreign studio that is planning to internationalize the film in terms of its appeal as a hip thriller.
At one of the award functions last year, Abhishek said that, he has got the license to copy his dad, because he is Big B’s son. Abhishek surely seems to have a tough job ahead!!