Friday, August 25, 2006 16:16 IST
It is same basic story but Producer Ritesh Sidhwani and Director Farhan Akhtar have made the film
contemporary, infused more reality into the plot and packaged it more as a slick Hollywood style thriller
that will appeal to Generation Y rather than a traditional low tech Bollywood Dhisum and Aah! fare.
Don't be taken in by the word reality though. It is still reel reality not real reality. For example, Priyanka
Chopra who makes a cameo appearance in the film, in the role that Helen essayed in the original,
undertook a special martial arts training program for the film.
However, I doubt the training made
her lethal in unarmed combat!
Talking about the new Don with Z-News Shahrukh Khan, 40, said, "It is not just difficult to catch the new
Don, it is impossible!" He wasn't joking, of course, because the new Don is inclined to jump out of aircraft
flying at 15,000 ft.! Farhan Akhtar reportedly got Hollywood's Joe Jennings to help him film the stunt for the
Khan said tweaks to the script have made it very interesting in a manner that will readily appeal to even
those who have seen the original film. However, he said, "The style of the music is different. Style of
shooting is different. Style of designing is different."
Judging by the tease trailers of the film the style is definitely different - slick and quick paced like Farhan's
Dil Chata Hai and Lakshya
The music for Don is releasing on 26 Aug 2006. The film itself is set for release this Diwali along with two
other big budget fares - Jaaneman and Umrao Jaan.