PTI | 05:12 PM,Dec 24,2011
Mumbai, Dec 24 (PTI) Filmmaker Karan Johar today said
Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan has created a niche for
himself in the remake version of `Don’ and today’s generation
can identify with the reconstructed edition of the cult movie.
“If you see at Shahrukh Khan’s `Don’ it is brilliant,
magnificent and different from what Amitji did. Shahrukh has
created a niche for himself. Today’s generation knows
Shahrukh’s version of `Don’ and they will always identify with
it. It is different from the portrayal of Amitji (Amitabh
Bachchan) and his movie `Don’,” he told reporters here.
‘Don 2: The King is Back’, which hit cinema houses
yesterday, is directed by Farhan Akhtar, who also helmed the
first installment ‘Don: The Chase Begins Again’ (2006), a box
-office hit and a remake the 1978 Hindi cult classic ‘Don’,
starring Bachchan and directed by Chandra Barot.
Johar is currently gearing up for his next home
production, `Agneepath’, a remake of the 1990 film starring
Bachchan as Vijay Dinanath Chauhan.
“Hrithik’s portrayal as Vijay Dinanath Chauhan and
Sanjay Dutt’s portrayal as Kancha (the villain) are different
from what was there in the original film. So there is no point
in comparing Shahrukh’s character as `Don’, Hrithik as Vijay
or Sanjay as Kancha to the original ones,” he maintained.
Hrithik will reprise Bachchan’s iconic role, while
Priyanka Chopra will be the female lead. The character played
by Mithun Chakraborty in the original has not found a place in
the remake, which releases on January 26.
Dutt, who plays the role originally essayed by Danny
Denzongpa, is said to have shaved his head, bulked up and
sported tattoos on arms for the role. (more)