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12-25-2011, 10:10 PM #1
Shahrukh has created niche for himself in Don remake
Filmmaker Karan Johar 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....being a human...
12-26-2011, 03:38 AM #2