Shah Rukh Khan is a great friend of Aditya Chopra who is said to be persuading SRK to play the villain in Dhoom 3. In fact, SRK had a great name playing negative roles in films like Baazigar and he has not played the villain in recent times. According to sources, Aditya is also in talks with even Aamir Khan and Saif Ali Khan to play the villain in case SRK is not available. In Dhoom 2, Hrithik Roshan played the baddie.
However, like Dhoom and and its sequel, in Dhoom 3 also Abhishek Bachchan will play the protagonist assisted by Uday Chopra. Dhoom 3 is being planned for release in 2011.