By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Who's making Don 2? There are murmurs that SRK is keen to make the sequel to Don, with Farhan Akhtar in the director's seat. Also, there's talk that Chandra Barot, the director of the Big B starrer Don, has already started work on the sequel and has also approached Bachchan to enact the central role in Don 2: The Return of the King.
"Not true at all," Barot shoots back, even before I complete my question, "Is it possible for me to surpass Don? He [Bachchan] won a popular award for the film in question and in my opinion, it's difficult for him to supersede that performance in our next film together. Could Ramesh Sippy outdo Sholay?"
So the news is untrue? "Absolutely! Trust me, I don't have a clue how it originated in the first place. It's being said that I called him [Bachchan], narrated the story on phone and he okayed it instantly. It's humbug. I never did such a thing," he swears.
What's Barot up to these days? "After Don [SRK] and the media hype associated with the film [Barot was extensively covered by the media], I received three lucrative offers, but I have decided to complete the script before I embark on the film. Also, I have resolved not to produce films henceforth. Sure, I am open to direction, but the production reins will have to be handled by someone else," he states.
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