December 17, 2011 06:29:24 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Less than a week remains for the release of DON 2 and while the world waits to see whether it surpasses the effort that was put in DON - THE CHASE BEGINS, those who have had a dekko at the film claim that Shahrukh Khan is far meaner and wittier this time around.
Says a source, 'When work began on DON 2, Shahrukh wanted his character to be really mean. Ever since his earlier days in the industry when he had won quite a few awards as a villain, Shahrukh's 'bad' side hasn't been seen. For makers too, the job was easier this time around since it's out in open that Shahrukh would be playing Don right through the film (unlike the first installment where he had to balance it with a 'Vijay' act) and there is no added effort required for them to establish his characterisation.'
'Yes, this time around he is simply Don. There is no pretence whatsoever and there are no dual shades that Shahrukh has to demonstrate. He does the kind of things Don is expected to do and mouths the kind of lines that are required from him,' says Farhan Akhtar, 'Of course even as a baddie, he does bring an immense amount of charm and flamboyance. There is an understated quality and style that he brings on board while at the same time he is extremely aggressive with arrogance as his core virtue. This is what makes him all the more magnetic.' CHECK OUT: DON 2 Movie Preview
He continues, 'Let's take a superhero film like SUPERMAN. Once you have established his character in the first installment, the following sequels would basically build from that point on instead of chartering into unnecessary territories. I have done the same for DON as well. Really, Shahrukh is so correct for the part of DON.'