We don’t do a whole lot of Bollywood around here, but a slick, action-packed film with SRK, Priyanka Chopra and director Farhan Akhtar – we couldn’t resist this one.
Interview with DON 2 star Priyanka Chopra
How is your role in DON 2 different from your role in DON 1?
Don 2 is a cool role for me. It’s an action film of another level in Bollywood. I am more angrier in this one. I’ve done a lot of fist fighting that I didn’t do too much of in the earlier Don. I went through intense rehearsals for my action with guidance from Farhan and Shahrukh who often pulled my leg. I don’t play a damsel in distress and so missed all the dance and frolic I’ve been doing in my other movies. Don 2 is one of those rare movies where I have to be serious all the time. I can’t even sport my foot long smile. But that’s what’s good about Don 2. It makes me do things I’ve never done. That’s one advantage of playing a cop but it’s got disadvantages also as I’ve mentioned in the start of the answer.
What is your relationship like with Don?
Don cannot be predictable. By that I mean Don as a person. You can never tell what his next move is going to be. He is one bad guy you can’t mess with. Don is cold blooded and such people are really dangerous to deal with. Roma has such a relationship with him, hot and cold as she is hell bent on taking her revenge and wants Don at any cost. It’s a cat and mouse chase.
What is DON 2’s unique selling point?
Don 2 has redefined slick in Bollywood. It’s suspense to another level too. Music is also rich but the film is so huge in itself that music will stand out once the movie is released. You will get to the groove of the songs once you see the film. Don 2 is Farhan’s best work I have seen.
What sets Shahrukh Khan apart from any other star?
Shahrukh Khan can live up to anything. He is a man who believes in challenges at this point in his career. He puts in more than one needs to put in his movies. There are very few actors who are like that. Don 2 is SRK’s best action movie of 2011 I feel.
DON 2 – Opening December 23 in 2D & 3D
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Lara Dutta, and Om Puri
Director: Farhan Akhtar
Official Site: http://don2thefilm.com/
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.
What do you think about Don 2? Any guesses on how it will do?