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DON director Chandra Barot ready for comeback!

January 16, 2010 12:26:07 PM IST
Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
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When DON released in 1978, no one, not even its director, Chandra Barot, had realized then that he had made a cult movie and that it would go on to become one of the biggest hits of angry young man Amitabh Bachchan's career. The film ran for 75 continuous weeks and is still hugely popular amongst Bollywood personalities, director Farhan Akhtar being one of them. The popularity can be ascertained from the fact that Farhan, after the highly successful remake of the original DON, titled as DON-THE CHASE BEGINS, is all set to make a sequel with Shah Rukh Khan in the lead.

When Farhan announced the remake of DON in 2006, the focus had shifted to the director of the original DON, Chandra Barot, who after making such a big hit like DON did not direct a second film. So, what was the reason?

Chandra reveals that he had worked and finalized quite a few projects which were stalled half way or did not take shape at all due to various reasons, financial problems being one of them. But good news is that after a 31 years hiatus, Barot is ready to make a comeback and he has two scripts on which he is working with friend and seasoned scriptwriter, Sachin Bhowmic. Reveals Chandra, "One film is a spy drama, a couple of steps ahead of DON, and the other is a comedy." In fact he wants to shoot his spy based movie in Hong Kong as he has been advised by Farhan that there are a lot of facilities available for filming in South East Asia. He also adds that he would like to cast newcomers for the main roles as at this stage he does not want to suffer star tantrums.

Well, a spy drama by the director of original DON is surely an exciting project that movie buffs can look forward to!



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