India’s Yash Raj Films has announced that upcoming action thriller Dhoom 3 will be the first Bollywood film to be released in the IMAX format.

The film will be digitally re-mastered in the IMAX format and released in IMAX theatres across India and select international locations next year. IMAX currently has 13 theatres open to contracted to open in India.

Starring Aamir Khan, Dhoom 3 is the third installment in one of India’s biggest franchises revolving around a no-nonsense cop and his scatter-brained partner. The film will be  produced by Aditya Chopra and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya. Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif round out the cast.

Yash Raj founder Yash Chopra said: “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.”

IMAX chairman and president Greg Foster said: “Our network growth in India has reached a point where we’re now able to present local-language films in IMAX, which is paramount to our success in the region. We’re very excited to begin this partnership with Yash Raj Films and look forward to working with director Vijay Krishna Acharya and Yash & Aditya Chopra on this highly anticipated Bollywood blockbuster.”