The Don is back!


By Hindustan Times

New Delhi, July 16 -- Gearing up for the response to the first trailer of Don 2, producer-director Farhan Akhtar admits, "I plead guilty of saying that I would not make a Don sequel, but somehow the character just wouldn't leave me. Now, in retrospect, I'm glad I've made Don 2." The sequel's trailer can be seen in theatres with the recently released Farhan-starrer, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.

Co-producer Ritesh Sidhwani (above) endorses the fact that despite an open ending, the duo had not thought of taking the story forward when Don-The Chase Begins (2006) ended.

He says, "But then Ameet (Mehta) and Amrish (Shah) came to us with an interesting story idea. It took us a while to develop it, but finally, last October, we flagged off Don 2, and on December 23, as Shah Rukh (Khan) says in the promos, the don will return to the screen after five years."

Sidhwani adds that apart from two new characters, enacted by Lara Dutta and Kunal Kapoor, the others played by SRK, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani and Om Puri, are the same from Part 1 and continue from where they had left.