Bollywood actress Esha Deol talks about the viral bikini in the title track of Dhoom. The actress recently revealed in an interview that Yash Raj Films head Aditya Chopra had informed her that she would have to wear a bikini in the action film. However, he sought a day’s time to take permission from his mother, veteran actress Hema Malini, before doing it. Isha said that she was scared to talk to her mother about it.
speaking with Bollywood Bubble, Isha revealed, “(Aditya) said you have to wear a bikini and I said, ‘Give me a day, let me take permission from my mother, if I can wear a bikini.’ When I came home and asked her, I was very scared.”
“On holidays and all, she has seen me wearing a bikini because what else are you going to wear when you swim, a swimsuit or a bikini. His response was very different. She said, ‘Yes wear it, what’s in it. You wear it when you go out with your friends and you wear it on holidays, so wear it. Make sure it is shot well,” said Esha.
When Isha confronts Aditya about the approval, he replies, “I’m giving you six months, I want you to look a certain way.”
Dhoom released in 2004 and this title is often revisited by Bollywood lovers. The film starred Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham in lead roles while Uday Chopra played a supporting role. Esha played the role of Sheena, the only woman in a motorcycle robbery gang led by men. Dhoom changed YRF’s approach towards its films, paving the way for a franchise. The production house released two more Dhoom films in 2006 and 2013, both of which were huge hits at the box office.