Yash Raj Films' (YRF) much-awaited action thriller film "Dhoom 3" will be digitally re-mastered and released in IMAX theatres in India next year.

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The third installment of the Dhoom series starring Abhieshk Bachchan, Uday Chopra, Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif will be the first Indian film to be released in IMAX format across the country and select global locations next year, said YRF and IMAX Corporation in a joint statement.

"Dhoom 3" marks first Indian production to be released in IMAX theatres. 

"IMAX has always symbolised high quality film entertainment and experience and this vision of the company works very well with the ethos of YRF which has been synonymous with Indian film entertainment over the last four decades," Yash Chopra said in a statement.

"We are indeed happy to announce our association with IMAX for the additional release of DHOOM: 3 in this exciting format next year. Added to the anticipated thrill that the film promises, this IMAX experience will give it an all new edge of the seat dimension altogether. We look forward to closely working with their team over the coming year," he added.

The international company IMAX Corporation is set to open 14 IMAX theatres in India soon.

IMAX theatres are known for high-end digital projection and sound systems, presenting the films on a far bigger gigantic scale than the big screen has ever known.

"With its riveting action set pieces, global locales and stunning visuals, Dhoom 3 is an ideal film to take advantage of our immersive format as we begin our initiative with Indian-language/Bollywood films," Greg Foster, chairman and president, IMAX Filmed Entertainment, said in a statement.

The movie directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra is currently being shot in Chicago.