Meet junior Aamir Khan of 'Dhoom 3'

Dhoom 3Connecting with Siddharth Nigam who plays the junior Aamir Khan in 'Dhoom 3'.

Connecting with the young scene-stealing Siddharth Nigam who plays the junior Aamir Khan in the mega-blockbuster 'Dhoom 3' is not easy.

Siddharth, who does a lot of gymnastics and magic tricks in the film, and that includes holding his own against Aamir in the surrealistic sequence that they share, turns out to be a national-level gymnast from Allahabad.

Says the Dhoom 3 director Vijay Krishna Acharya,"Siddharth is fantastic. He's a national-level gymnast. All the jumps and flips that you see him do in the film were done by him. He's a boy from Allahabad. When I saw him, I saw something special in him. You know children are so unaffected. He was with me for three months. I designed a workshop with him....He was here to see the film last week. I am waiting for the kid to grow up so he can do Dhoom 10. I am hoping he remains unaffected."

I locate Siddharth far away from Mumbai in Allahabad where he studies at boarding school and trains for gymnastics at the school.

Though he plays a 10-year old in Dhoom 3, Siddharth is actually 13. And a normal excitable 13-year old.

Asks Siddharth, "What are people saying about me in Mumbai? I did attend the screening. But after that, I came back to boarding school. I really enjoyed the experience of being in this big film with big stars. So far, I had only seen those stars on screen. Suddenly Jackie Uncle and Aamir Uncle were in front of me. It was unreal."

Director Vijay Krishna Acharya saw him in a Bournvita ad and signed him on. Says Siddharth, "They had seen my ad. They called me. I went for the auditions. And I was on."

Since Aamir had two different roles to perform, his junior avatar too had to go through the very complex motions of creating two different characters.

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