By: Daliya Daspurkayastha
Monday, June 04, 2007
A few days ago, grapevine abuzz that except beautiful Priyanka Chopra, the entire cast of Don would be retained in the Don sequel and Priyanka's role to be replaced by another beauty queen Sushmita Sen, is now declared baseless. The latest development is that Priyanka Chopra will be playing the lead actress of Don sequel.
Director Farhan Akhtar and Shahrukh Khan has showed their eagerness to make Don2 after Don remake fared well. The sequel is expected to be much more lavish, spectacular and gorged with special effects. The film will compete with the high tech movie Dhoom and Krissh. Planning for the Don2 sequel is going on full swing.
To remake Don came to Farhan Akhtar's mind when he was traveling in a train from Delhi to Dehradun. He began writing the script with Hrithik Roshan in mind.
But thinking about Amitabh Bachchan and the high expectation of the audience he choose to cast Shahrukh instead of Hrithik. By remaking Don, Farhan's long time wish to pay tribute to his all time favourite actor Amitabh Bachchan has been fulfilled.
Though the Don remake had Done a mediocre business, but Shahrukh's role was being appreciated a lot. The film gave a strong competition to Janemaan which was released then. It notches highest ever Diwali opening in UK and UAE. Kareena Kapoor jived at the song Yeh Mera Dil produced the same seductive effect as that of Helen.
This is the first time that any filmmaker will conceive and execute a remake to a sequel. He will have to get into the original screenwriter's (Javed Akhtar) head to imagine where the plot that might have been, if the plot were to be carried further.The budget and the locations for Don 2 will be far more spectacular than the first part. Dates for Shahrukh and Priyanka have been finalized for early next year.
Time will tell how successful would be Farhan Akhtar's Don2. Let's wait and see whether it will be able to break Amitabh's old record and create a new record.