After John Abraham and Hrithik Roshan, it is Aamir Khan's turn to play the baddie in Yash Raj's superhit franchise Dhoom.
Both Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra will reprise their roles of Jai Dixit and Ali.
It is Aamir's second film with the banner after Fanaa, where he played a terrorist.
Produced by Aditya Chopra and written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, Dhoom 3 will begin shooting end of this year and is slated for a 2012 Christmas release. Acharya has also written and directed Tashan.
"It is indeed a pleasure to be working with Yashraj once again. Dhoom is a great franchise, mostentertaining and full of fun. Everytime I hear the theme tune of Dhoom it brings a swing to my step," Aamir said in a statement.
The film's producer Yash Chopra said, "I am terribly excited with what an actor like Aamir Khan will bring to Dhoom franchise with his unique star power and level of performance."
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