“Dhoom 3: Back in Action” -- the latest sequel in the popular Bollywood buddy cop series -- will shoot on and around lower Michigan Avenue Thursday and Friday.
There will be street closures from 9:30 am to 4 pm both days on lower Michigan Ave. from South Water to Hubbard St., lower Wacker from Lake Shore Dr. to Post Place, Hubbard St. from lower Michigan to Rush and mid-level Wacker from Columbus to Michigan.
But don’t expect another “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”-like shoot. All the closures are on the less busy lower Michigan Avenue level. CTA buses will not be affected.
“Dhoom 3” stars Indian actor Aamir Khan (you and I may not know who Khan is, but he has nearly 2.6 million followers on Twitter). According to reelchicago.com, “Khan will be playing a thief who is a skilled acrobat, who eludes the hero cop and his sidekick, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra who reprise their roles in ‘Dhoom 1 and 2.’”
Taken: The tentatively titled Bravo reality show, "Taking Chicago," will shoot at Old Town Pour House Wednesday from 5-7 pm and at Sweetwater Thursday from 5-7 pm. The series is produced by Half Yard Productions.
About this week: Rapper/actor T.I. will host a private event on behalf of Remy Martin Friday at Public Chicago hotel. … "American Boy" singer Estelle will perform Thursday on behalf of Rosa Regale at Buddy Guy’s Legends. … SiriusXM's "Opie & Anthony Show" will tape live from 115 Bourbon Street Friday. ... Fans of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” can meet over 30 former cast members at a meet-and-greet at the JW Marriott hotel Friday.
On the record: "I think it would be a little more pressure. So I'm glad she wasn't there, but it would have been very cool to meet her." – “American Idol” alum Haley Reinhart talks to mtv.com about singer Mariah Carey, who will be a judge on the upcoming season of “Idol.”
Sightings: Rocker Jack White had a drink in Public Chicago hotel’s Library Bar before his performance at Lollapalooza Sunday. Singer Santigold was at Public Chicago Friday. … Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Flea took in Frank Ocean’s performance at Metro Friday. "'bad religion' by @frank_ocean is my favorite ballad since 'lately' by stevie wonder," Flea tweeted Friday. … Florence + the Machine guitarist Rob Ackroyd and drummer Chris Hayden DJed Sunday at Nellcote. … Miike Snow had brunch Sunday at Roka Akor. … “Dallas” actor Josh Henderson and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans hung out, separately, Sunday at The Underground. … Singer Skylar Grey and “Men at Work” actor Danny Masterson partied, separately, at Board Room Sunday. … Actress Kaylee Defer (aka Ivy from “Gossip Girl”) had lunch at Storefront Company in Wicker Park Sunday.
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