Aamir Khan
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Bollywood perfectionist Aamir Khan will don the avatar of a circus gymnast and perform daring stunts for his upcoming action thriller 'Dhoom 3'.

Aamir generally known take on uncanny roles will explore a new turf with his gymnast's role for the film.

The 40-plus actor "will be indulging in trapeze and mid-air acts for the shoot,' revealed a source to Mid-Day.  

"The place has been booked for a good long 40 days. European dancers and performers will be performing with him in the song."

Elaborate circus tents were put up for the shoot of the introductory song of the film in Film City. 

For his role Aamir will sport a leaner look and is consciously following his diet.

"Aamir is seen pumping iron around the sets. He wants to be fit as a fiddle. He has been training day in and day out for his look keeping his diet in check despite his other commitments," said the source.

The leading lady, Katrina Kaif, too has undergone a strict fitness regime for her role. She has done paragliding training and learnt singing.

The third installment of the series will see Abhishek Bachchan reprise the role of cop, Jai Dixit, with Uday Chopra as his aide. But Rimi Sen will not be making her return in the role of Dixit's wife. 

Vijay Krishna Archarya is directing the eagerly anticipated sequel. The film is slated for a Christmas release.