Even as RA.One creates box-office history worldwide, another Shah Rukh Khan starrer is gearing up to whip up similar euphoria on December 23. After a Diwali dhamaka(blast), SRK, along with producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, is eyeing a Christmas banquet, and the promotions for Don 2 are stepping up.
A comic book and graphic novel that will be a prequel to the much-awaited sequel was announced last Sunday and now, Ritesh admits, that for the last seven-eight months they have been working on a game based on Don’s catchphrase ‘jisse pakadna mushkil hi nahin, namumkin bhi hai’ (to catch whom is not just difficult but impossible too).
“The game will be on an international level and available across all platforms worldwide, like the comic book that will be replicated en masses and sold at railway platforms,” promises Ritesh. “It will be adapted as a board game, for the Internet on social network sites like Facebook and for consoles, phones and PS3s.”
So, when are gamers going to get lucky with Don2? “We are targeting a worldwide release in the new year, closer to the film’s opening,” smiles Ritesh.
And is Don 3 on the way too? “As of now, there’s no story. But the character has become so iconic that I know we can take the brand forward anytime we want".
Don 2 starts from where
Don: The Chase Begins left off, with Vardhaan in jail and Don taking off after a cryptic ‘Jungli Billi’ quip, exactly five years later. "That for me is the most interesting twist,” says Ritesh, admitting that Don 2 also has an open ending so that the story can go on.