Shahrukh Khan is to turn his back on many years of playing romantic leads to play the part of the villain in new film Dhoom 3.
SRK has had baddie roles before in the likes of Baazigar, Darr and Anjaam and now he is all set to become evil again.
A source said: "Shah Rukh had been approached by the banner to play the main villain in the most successful franchise of Bollywood - the Dhoom series and he has immediately given the nod. Last few days there has been a lot of buzz that Saif Ali Khan has signed the dotted line for the same role but it seems they were just plain rumours.
"The shooting of Dhoom 3 may start early next year. However, it is not yet clear who is going to direct the film as the original director of the film, Sanjay Gadhvi, after the first two films hay moved out of the YRF camp."
SRK follows in the footsteps of John Abraham and Hrithik Roshan who have both played villains in the Dhoom series opposite cop Abhishek Bachchan.
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