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Bollywood Friday: Don 2 - The Chase Continues

Movies | IBNLive | December 22, 2011, 6:09 pm
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 Lara Dutta is Ayesha.

Lara Dutta is Ayesha.

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[caption id="attachment_817882"] The toy is a miniature of Shah Rukh Khan as a bobblehead in his Don avatar which will be available in limited edition. It is the first Bobblehead to be made of any Bollywood star. [/caption]

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 Priyanka Chopra is Roma. Often called the 'Jungli Billi'.

Priyanka Chopra is Roma. Often called the 'Jungli Billi'.

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 Kunal Kapoor is Sameer Ali.

Kunal Kapoor is Sameer Ali.

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 Leaked songs on the internet increased the hype  around the movie.

Leaked songs on the internet increased the hype around the movie.

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 The movie hits screens in 2D and 3D.

The movie hits screens in 2D and 3D.

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 SRK bulked up for the film and developed a six pack.

SRK bulked up for the film and developed a six pack.

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 Khan also experimented with a variety of different looks, including long unkempt hair and a stubble.

Khan also experimented with a variety of different looks, including long unkempt hair and a stubble.

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 Priyanka Chopra prepared her body for at least two months and requested the action choreographer that she wanted to do the stunts all by herself.

Priyanka Chopra prepared her body for at least two months and requested the action choreographer that she wanted to do the stunts all by herself.

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 Shah Rukh Khan became the only Indian actor to have successfully shot a film sequence in Germany, a country that is infamous for denying requests of international film shoots.

Shah Rukh Khan became the only Indian actor to have successfully shot a film sequence in Germany, a country that is infamous for denying requests of international film shoots.

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 In the process, he joined Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt to become only the third actor able to obtain filming permission in Germany, after the former actors shot 'Valkyrie' and 'Inglourious Basterds' respectively.

In the process, he joined Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt to become only the third actor able to obtain filming permission in Germany, after the former actors shot 'Valkyrie' and 'Inglourious Basterds' respectively.

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 Shahrukh Khan trained with international stunt and fight director Wolfgang Stegemann, who has worked in several high-profile Hollywood films.

Shahrukh Khan trained with international stunt and fight director Wolfgang Stegemann, who has worked in several high-profile Hollywood films.

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  Zee Network had acquired the satellite rights of the film for 37 crore (US$7.03 million), the highest satellite amount as compared to other films released by Reliance Entertainment in the same year.

Zee Network had acquired the satellite rights of the film for 37 crore (US$7.03 million), the highest satellite amount as compared to other films released by Reliance Entertainment in the same year.

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 The movie will witness a worldwide release tomorrow across 41 countries.

The movie will witness a worldwide release tomorrow across 41 countries.

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 Shah Rukh Khan reprises the role of Don in the movie.

Shah Rukh Khan reprises the role of Don in the movie.

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 Boman Irani is Vardhaan.

Boman Irani is Vardhaan.

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 Aly Khan is JK Diwan.

Aly Khan is JK Diwan.

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 The movie is one of the most eagerly awaited releases of the year.

The movie is one of the most eagerly awaited releases of the year.

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 Wolfgang, who also plays a negative character called Karl in the film, created a special fight style for Shah Rukh.

Wolfgang, who also plays a negative character called Karl in the film, created a special fight style for Shah Rukh.

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 The first theatrical trailer of the film and its poster were released along with 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara'.

The first theatrical trailer of the film and its poster were released along with 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara'.

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 Going all guns with the promotions of the movie - the makers of the film released a toy version of the Don as a merchandise of the film.

Going all guns with the promotions of the movie - the makers of the film released a toy version of the Don as a merchandise of the film.

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 The producers were sent a notification by the Health ministry, stating that they should put a disclaimer along with the lead character speaking about the ill-effects of smoking.

The producers were sent a notification by the Health ministry, stating that they should put a disclaimer along with the lead character speaking about the ill-effects of smoking.

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 The movie has lyrics written by Javed Akhtar.

The movie has lyrics written by Javed Akhtar.

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 Nariman Films, the producers of the original, sent a legal notice to Reliance Entertainment and Excel Entertainment over the remaking of the original for the second time.

Nariman Films, the producers of the original, sent a legal notice to Reliance Entertainment and Excel Entertainment over the remaking of the original for the second time.

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[caption id="attachment_817905"] According to the notice, Nariman Films had given the rights to Excel Entertainment in perpetuity for making only 'Don: The Chase Begins Again'. [/caption]

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 The film marks Farhan Akhtar's return to direction after a gap of nearly 5 years.

The film marks Farhan Akhtar's return to direction after a gap of nearly 5 years.

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 However, the producers claimed that

However, the producers claimed that "Whatever they had done is legal, so the claim is false and so are the charges. This is an absolutely new film and there is no question of a delay in releasing Don 2."

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 The stars have promoted the movie consistently at all levels possible.

The stars have promoted the movie consistently at all levels possible.

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 Om Puri is Malik.

Om Puri is Malik.

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 Directed by Farhan Akhtar, 'Don 2: The King is Back' is a sequel to the 2006 film, 'Don: The Chase Begins Again'.

Directed by Farhan Akhtar, 'Don 2: The King is Back' is a sequel to the 2006 film, 'Don: The Chase Begins Again'.

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 The film stars Shahrukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra in lead roles while Om Puri, Lara Dutta and Kunal Kapoor play supporting characters.

The film stars Shahrukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra in lead roles while Om Puri, Lara Dutta and Kunal Kapoor play supporting characters.

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 It also marks Khan's return to playing villainous characters in lead roles since his earlier films like 'Darr' and 'Baazigar'.

It also marks Khan's return to playing villainous characters in lead roles since his earlier films like 'Darr' and 'Baazigar'.

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 'Don 2' is the first sequel in Khan's two-decade long career.

'Don 2' is the first sequel in Khan's two-decade long career.

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 The film was shot in India, Germany, Malaysia and Switzerland.

The film was shot in India, Germany, Malaysia and Switzerland.

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 'Don 2' had a different team of writers from the first film, and it included Akhtar, Ameet Mehta and Amrish Shah.

'Don 2' had a different team of writers from the first film, and it included Akhtar, Ameet Mehta and Amrish Shah.

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 This Friday marks the return of the King to the box office - second time this year.

This Friday marks the return of the King to the box office - second time this year.

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 On November 15, it was announced that Khan became the first celebrity to register a tattoo in his name, when the 'D' tattoo ported on his arm in the film was registered for copyright protection.

On November 15, it was announced that Khan became the first celebrity to register a tattoo in his name, when the 'D' tattoo ported on his arm in the film was registered for copyright protection.

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[caption id="attachment_817918"] The film was announced with the original cast reprising their roles, with the exception of Arjun Rampal and Ishaa Koppikar. [/caption]

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 It was also announced that Lara Dutta and Kunal Kapoor were cast as new characters in the film.

It was also announced that Lara Dutta and Kunal Kapoor were cast as new characters in the film.

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 Filming for Don 2 began from October 10, 2010 in Berlin.

Filming for Don 2 began from October 10, 2010 in Berlin.

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 The film's original score and soundtrack has been composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, who composed the music for the first installment of the series.

The film's original score and soundtrack has been composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, who composed the music for the first installment of the series.

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