The Chase is (D)on for SRK in Sequel
The chase for the Don is on once again with the upcoming sequel to the popular film: Don 2: The Chase Continues. Shahrukh is all set for the sequel to the 2006 film. You can expect the new Don to be flaunting the latest trends, including signature one-liners. The original Don, released in 1978, featured Big B whose line, “Don Ko Pakadna Mushkil Hi Nahin, Na Mumkin Bhi Hai,” is still well known in Bollywood culture.
Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, and Om Puri will be reprising their roles from the previous film while Lara Dutta and Kunal Kapoor will be joining the cast as new characters.
Catchy lines have become a big gimmick in both Hollywood and Bollywood culture. Shahrukh’s archrival Salman is well known for chanting “Ek Baar Maine Commitment Kar Li, Toh Mein Phir Apne Aap Ki Bhi Nahin Sunta” in Wanted, which became a fan favourite. Similarly, Aamir scored with “All Izz Well” in 3 Idiots. Feeling lucky, punk? Then read on!
Upcoming dialogue has yet to be revealed, although (spoiler alert) it is known that SRK will be repeating the line “Don Ke Dushman Ki Sabse Badi Galti Yeh Hai, Ki Woh Don Ka Dushman Hai” from the first film. Roughly translated, the line means the biggest mistake made by the Don’s enemies is to be an enemy of the Don.
The producers have high hopes for Don 2 and have declared it a bit of mastery in the Bollywood arena. Will the puffery be relegated to executive hype and Shahrukh’s body? Or will there be a chase to the box-office? Shahrukh did the role justice in the first film, but only time will tell if success is a sequel for this film. Don 2 is currently set for release on December 23, 2011.