Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who began his 'Don 2: The King Is Back' multi-city promotional tour, is impressed with the final cut of the movie - and hopes the audience likes it as much.
The film, releasing Dec 23, is a sequel to Farhan Akhtar's 2006 action thriller 'Don - The Chase Begins', which itself was a remake of the 1978 film 'Don'.
Directed by Farhan, it features Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Om Puri, Sahil Shroff, Aly Khan and Nawwab Khan.
Shah Rukh is currently busy promoting his latest film 'Don 2', co-produced by him, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. He is also co-producing 'Student Of The Year' with Karan Johar.
Director Farhan Akhtar, whose sequel to 'Don' is set to hit the screens this month, says he decided to make the film because it gave him a lot of freedom to explore the character in the action-thriller format.
The Shah Rukh Khan-starrer, which is more sleek and better in terms of story and technology, was easy to make, says Farhan, adding he was free to make up the story, which was not possible with the first film, a remake of Amitabh Bachchan's 1978 movie of the same name.
Don's past is not known and this film will briefly touch upon that because he is what he is because of the environment he was born into it.
The director said he is also coming up with a comic book, which is a prequel to 'Don' and talks in detail about Don's past.
Akhtar who was in Dubai to launch the look of the film at the Dubai Film Festival.
The plan to make the new Don into a franchise, has landed the makers into trouble but they are keen to take the story forward with many more parts to come.
Shah Rukh Khan said he liked picking up the character and would like to see other movies in the franchise.
SRK said he is ready for part 3, 4 because he relished every moment of the film.
You get to say some of the coolest lines, fools around with girls and be really bad, the star said.
Actress Priyanka Chopra says she enjoyed revisiting her character of Roma in the movie.
The 46-year-old actor, who enjoys a huge fan-following in UAE, said he enjoyed making the 'Don' sequel, which hits theatres in 2D and 3D on December 23.
The film faced some trouble in India because of its smoking scenes and responding to a question from a young audience member, Shah Rukh said he never considered himself a role model.
One of the best loved stars in India, Shah Rukh said he tries to do different things 'within the parameters of commercial cinema'.
Talking about the Indian audience, Shah Rukh said people in India, UAE and Asia are more ready to welcome a new technology like 3D but he wants it to be enjoyed without glasses.
Akhtar is back to where he started out in Bollywood -- as a director -- and his latest film, a sequel to his 2006 'Don' is one of the most anticipated releases of the year.
The son of veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar and actress and writer Honey Irani, Farhan's entry into Bollywood with the 2001 blockbuster 'Dil Chahta Hai', which starred Aamir Khan, Akshaye Khanna and Saif Ali Khan, reformed the filmmaking process.
Like 'Ra.One', Farhan will release 'Don 2' in both 2D and 3D format.
He continued it with 'Lakshya' and 'Don'. When he decided to walk around and face the camera for 'Rock On', he earned points for his performance.
Underlining the highlights of 'Don 2', Farhan says it doesn't have any similarity whatsoever to the part one.
[caption id="attachment_816458"] You will see more of quickpaced action in the film with a real and gritty backdrop. [/caption]
The audience is still very selective when it comes to 3D.
While Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Boman Irani reprise their roles as Don, Roma and Vardhan respectively, 'Don 2' also has some additions in the cast - Lara Dutta, Kunal Kapoor and model Sahil Shroff.
The new film is very different from the previous one. It's a whole new story and whole new chapter of the evolution of Don as a character.
Primarily the film has been shot in Berlin, Malaysia and also in Mumbai. One would get to see a lot more action sequences than the previous one.
Negative roles are not a new thing for Shah Rukh Khan. In fact, Shah Rukh's career as a film star has shaped up due to the anti-hero characters he had played in the early 90s.
'Baazigar', 'Darr', and 'Anjaam' established Khan as someone who could play the role of passionate lover with ease and perfection. 'Ram Jaane' and 'Duplicate' had more of villainous characters but Shah Rukh made those roles appear like heroes.