Don 2 is an upcoming Indian action thriller film written and directed by Farhan Akhtar. It is a sequel to the 2006 film, Don: The Chase Begins Again. The film stars Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra in the lead roles and also Om Puri, Lara Dutta and Kunal Kapoor in supporting roles. It is set to release on 23 December 2011 in both 2D and 3D formats and will also be available in Tamil and Telugu languages.
Shahrukh Khan may have seen quite some flak coming his way for RA.ONE which, despite turning into an earning preposition for most, was criticized for its content. So much so that many were even willing to conveniently ignore the illustrious career that he has enjoyed over last couple of decades and were now willing to plot his downfall. However those close to him feel that such negativity is not uncommon in this industry and it would be least surprising when even his detractors change tune after the release of another much anticipated film of his, DON 2.
'Whenever you do something different, there is bound to be a good deal of negativity too that one has to be content with,' says a senior filmmaker, 'Also, you have to look at the fact that there are vested interests of so many people when someone brings a mega crore project like this. It is simple, when you say or write something badly about someone as huge as Shahrukh Khan, you are bound to be noticed. On the other hand if you say anything about any lesser individual, no one would even notice you talking, leave aside hearing what you have to say.'
Farhan just finished shooting a video for the song MUJHKO PEHCHAAN LO for DON 2 with Shah Rukh Khan in Mumbai. This will be the first of a kind music video where instead of a choreographed song and dance treatment, they have opted to visualise the song as an action sequence. The song is being choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant.
Having conquered the Asian underworld, Don (Shah Rukh Khan) now has his sights set on European domination. In his way are the bosses of the existing European underworld and all law enforcement agencies. The action shifts from Kuala Lumpur to Berlin as Don must avoid assassination or arrest, whichever comes first, in order for his plan to succeed.
The action shifts from Kuala Lumpur to Berlin as Don must avoid assassination or arrest, whichever comes first, in order for his plan to succeed.
"I guess there is no need to pick on 'Ra.One' here. Let me tell you thing though; at the end of the day if you keep aside the cost factor, there are still millions out there who went to theatres and saw the film. It may be good or bad but people went for Shah Rukh, hence accumulating collections of over 100 crores. If Shah Rukh was so much hated, the film would have crashed on it's third day," says Ritesh Sidhwani, co-producer of the film.
Actor Priyanka Chopra , who has been setting the screen ablaze in the promos of Don 2, wants to chill at the electronic dance- music festival, Sunburn 2011, post the release of the film. The 29-year-old is supposedly trying to work out her new year plans so she can attend the musical event, which is being held on December 27, 28, 29 in Goa. PC is a fan of Infected Mushroom and wants to make time for the electronic group, which is coming for the festival. More than 96 artists are expected to attend the music festival.
Action / Thriller
Shooting Locations (City & Country)
T P Abid
Story / WriterFarhan Akhtar
Shahrukh Khan...... Don
Priyanka Chopra...... Roma
Lara Dutta...... Ayesha
Boman Irani...... Vardhaan
Om Puri...... Mallik
Kunal Kapoor...... Sameer Ali
Nawab Shah...... Jabbar
Alyy Khan...... J. K. Diwan
Executive Producer / Co-Producer
December 23, 2011
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Another source from the production house adds, "The film is creating excitement and won't be impacted by the fate of 'Ra.One'. At the end of the day Shah Rukh's fan base is very much intact. He has given so much to this industry; he himself is least worried about the final outcome of 'Don 2'. Also, Farhan Akhtar is also very confident about the product that he has made. Don't worry, all is well."
Well, we hope so as well!