We have learnt that Shahrukh Khan has refused director and producer of the movie Don 2 Farhan Akhtar that he would not be able to attend the international premiere of Don 2 in Berlin. Shah Rukh Khan is taking this step since he is not well. He told to Farhan and Priyanka that he will not be able to make it there.
But the sources close to the superstar told that Shah Rukh will certainly make it there as he is on antibiotics and can easily travel and go to Berlin. The sources revealed that he wanted to give surprise to Farhan and his costar Priyanka by appearing there all of a sudden. Well, if it happens, this would really be a surprise.
Shah Rukh Khan has huge fan following in Berlin and the movie was shot also there, so how could Khan skip this chance. He will also be meeting with the fans there and spend some days over there. Don and Don 2 both were shot in Berlin. Farhan loved this location thus he used it. It is said that if the third sequel to the movie is planned, the same location will again be used this time around. The international premiere in Berlin is to happen on Saturday and Sunday. Frahan and Priyanka are there but Shah Rukh would reach there by tomorrow to surprise them. Let’s wait and watch the response from the premiere in berlin. There are hopes for the good response by the audiences there.
By: Goher Iqbal Punn
Overseas box office report for the Bollywood flicks is not good except Don 2. The films made lackluster business to be best avoided in dashing off. Well, the men in white Abbas-Mustan’s directed thriller Players did not ignite anything inside the moviegoers which is why they did not turn up to the theaters and instead preferred other things to this flick. The poor business the film made around $950,000 in its first weekend. The enthusisaim of the leaduing stars – Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sikandar Kher- dropped badly. They all were much high with spurits of big success with this flick since Abbas-Mustan are considered to be the success formula in industry. But one should remember every day is not Sunday. They are humans and can mistakes. Thus they could not make the flick which can run at the box office and be liked by the audiences.
The movie made as follows from various international markets:
(UK) United Kingdom - £110,000
America - $215,000
UAE - $280,000
Australia - $45,000
Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra starrer Don 2 (directed and produced by Farhan Akhatr) has still been going pretty strong at the box office. The film made around $11.25 million (INR 59 crores) so fare. It is said that Don 2 happens to be the 3rd highest grosser in international market and as per last reports, the film collected around $12 million in overseas. Khan has also been nominated for Filmfare in the best actor category award for Don 2.
By: Goher Iqbal Punn
Don 2 has been making the biggest marks in overseas market. The film has been on way to get the mammoth collections for the investors making them happy and with big smiles on face. Shahrukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra starrer Farhan Akhtar’s produced Don 2 never stops creating the huge buzz in the media and among the masses.
The flick continues churning out the bigger bucks at the box office in almost all circuits of the international market. Shah Rukh Khan has the biggest fan following in the world and whenever his movies are released. People turn to packed houses in cinemas. The supetstar’s film till now has obtained $10.5 million overseas. It is also being rated the highest grosser of the year. In the international market, the film is expected to make more than $12 million aeround the globe. In the first ten days’ business of Don 2 overseas is as under:
(UK) United Kingdom - £1,120,000
America - $3,175,000
UAE - $2,100,000
Australia - $625,000
The third sequel of the movie is planned and could be announced anytime in the year or next year. But the makers hesitantly announce it. The sequels are a big business in Bollywood scene just like the remakes of the other languages. Why is it so? The main reason is that remakes and sequels are made on the successful movies which is why they run at the box office and the audiences give them a big like making the stars more successful.
Dmoestic box office has been great for Farhan Akhtar’s directed and produced venture Shah Rukh Khan starrer Don 2. The movie witnessed brilliant opening at the box office in India. The audiences’ response to the movie in multiplexes were simply awesome in the country in addition to it, the single screens showed marvelous return.
Although at the B and C centres, the opening was not as pretty was being expected but at the metros and big centres Don 2’s figures were brilliant.
The weekend brought good figures as were expected by the trade analysts and the investors of the movie. Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol saw bigger opening in India and then found the bigger opening in the country. The first week’s collections were simply remarkable.
Yash Raj Films’ Ladies vs Ricky Bahl could not generate much oomph now and dropped to 70% in week but if we look at the overall business, the collection in the first two weeks of the film were decent. The movie turned average now.
The Dirty Picture has been going on supremely well in third week even and crossed 70 crores nett mark in the collections of three weeks. The film is still superhit.
|Film||Week||Weekly N. Gross||Cinemas||Total N. Gross||Status|
|Ladies vs Ricky Bahl||1||23,25,00,000||900||23,25,00,000||Average|
|The Dirty Picture||2||17,06,00,000||1150||65,41,00,000||Superhit|
|Desi Boyz||3||1,02,00,000||400||44,97,00,000||Below Average|
Don 2 is expected to loot more business in the days to come. On the Eve of Christmas it saw mammoth business.
Film Critic: Goher Iqbal Punn
Film Producers: Farhan Akhatr, Ritiesh Sidhwani and Shah Rukh Khan
Director: Farhan Akhtar
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Boman Irani and Kunal Kapoor
Finally the wait is over for Excel Entertainment’s Don 2. The sequel of the 2006’s hit Don is ready for your pleasures. Farhan Akhtar’s directed and produced saga is lavish and a lush product to lure the audiences.
The execution of the movie is simply marvelous. Farhan has done the job with such ease and aplomb that the viewer does not get bored even for a minute. The edge of the seat thriller, Don 2 carries the brilliantly written script that holds values. The film is laced with the international look and it seems no less than a Hollywood flick. Akhtar’s Don 2 carries the Bond and Tom Cruise flicks’ style in plenty.
The viewer is not aware of what will be offered in the next reel and what the Don will be doing in the next sequence. The suspense element is intact throughout the flow and that is the beauty of the movie.
Don (Shah Rukh Khan) happens to be a cold blooded man who is super dangerous this time around. Roma (Priyanka Chopra), who shares a turbulent rapport with Don, is after his every move and there happens a cat and mouse chase in the flick.
The movie is well equipped from all respects but the first half of the movie nonetheless carries a bit flaws like it lacks the entertaining stuff a bit (just in few sequences). And other lacking of the flick is that it does not focus on emotions. Second half is laced with blood boiling scenes to enjoy with.
The film begins in Thailand and then shifts to Malaysia where Don surrenders himself to the cops (Om Puri and Priyanka Chopra) who puts him behind the bars in Malaysia where he meets up his older foe Vardhan (Boman Irani). With Vardhan, Don designs a scheme and they escape from there and reach at Zurich and then land into Berlin. Don has to rob the currency plates but it is not that easy. Thus he hires a hacker (Kunal Kapoor). Roma is thoroughly chasing him.
The direction of Frahan Akhtar is simply awesome and he needs deserving applauds for this. He has made Don 2 like a true international thriller. Script is well-crafted. Dialogues carry the oomph. All departments including music work luminously.
Shah Rukh Khan has once again done the anti-hero job with super ease. He has done the award-winning job in Don 2. Priyanka Chopra does splendid with acting. Lara Dutta is gorgeous and first rate. Om Puri gets wasted here. Kunal Kapoor does fine. Boman Irani is brilliant with his act.
On the whole, Don 2 is the best movie of Farhan Akhtar’s career. It is a lavish product that will make bigger collections at the box office.
Shah Rukh Khan was super excited about his visit to Patna for the promotion of his upcoming film, ‘Don 2: The King is Back’. Since he is to visit the city for the first time, the excitement levek was super high with the superstar, but he had to be sad. Why? The reason is the security issues.
King Khan himself revealed that he was super happy for his visit to Patna and was all geared up to head to the city but the security personnel came in and said going there was not good at this time because of security lapses.
As we all know that the promotional activities of the film’s promotion have started and even the nationwide campaign too has embarked on, the metropolitan cities are being covered and now the makers have started the non metropolitan cities for the promotion. Patna is one of the non-metropolitan ones.
Ritiesh Sidhwani too showed his displeasure on this matter of not going for the promotional activities in Patna.
Don 2 is the remake of Farhan Akhtar and Ritiesh Sidhwani’s 2006 superhit Don that was also the remake of the 1978’s blockbuster Don starring Amitabh Bachchan in the lead.
Don 2 is all set to release on 23rd December this year and hopes are skyhigh for the big success of the movie in particular Shah Rukh Khan is desperately eying on the success. Farhan too is looking forward since he has put his mammoth money on the project. Let’s wait and see.
As a producer, Bollywood actress, Lara Dutta is too busy with the promotions of her new film named CHALO DILLI. She also has another big release this year, Shahrukh Khan's DON 2- the chase begins. Though the main actress in it is Priyanka Chopra, her role is very imprtant too.
The looks of Lara Dutta are surely under visuals from many critics and acclaimers and even the unit of DON 2 is very cautious with her looks and style. No one is permitted to speak about it to anyone nor can anyone click her pictures till the official promos are out.
Between the different rumors, one included something very funny. Someone let it out that Lara will be a bald character in this movie. But, because she was reluctant to cut her hair away, heavy make-up has been used to show her bald.
On the other hand, Lara says that she is not allowed to talk about her looks to anyone but she can assure us that the point of her being bald is baseless. It is also being said that she has been given very glamorous role in DON 2.
Now, the only confirmed statement can be given only after we have seen the promos of the film, which we hope will happen soon.
Is Farhan Akhtar's next awaited movie, Don 2, based upon the enmity between Chhota Rajan and underworld don, Daud Ibrahim?? Some reliable sources tell us so. If it is true, then don't be surprised as Shah Rukh Khan will be playing the role of Chhota Rajan in it.
Yes!! According to the trusted sources of Bollywood, this film will be on the topic of the clash between Rajan and D-Company.
In this sequel of the prequel, Don(remake of Chandra Barot's Don), King Khan and Nawab will play the two dons, namely Daud and Chhota Rajan. In this movie, Nawab's role is inspired by Daud Ibrahim, who lives in Berlin. On the other hand, SRK will play Rajan who lives in Malaysia.
You might not have seen Nawab Shah in Don, but he will be the competitor don in it's sequel. About this, Nawab says that he can't tell much but it is for sure that he will be fighting Shahrukh Khan in it.
If you remember, Don- the chase begins, concluded when SRK makes fool of the cops and runs away just like Chhota Rajan, who did the same with the secret security agencies.
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