If Farhan Akhtar wasn't so stressed by post-production work, he'd be amused by the controversies surrounding the release of his eagerly awaited Don, a remake of Amitabh Bachchan starrer of the same name.
"Why is it so important for the world to know whether Don is coming with Dhoom 2 or any other film? And who is really bothered by how many films come together for Diwali?" asked Farhan.
"Not me, my producer and my cast. And Yash uncle and Aditya Chopra are also not concerned about whether we are coming with Don on the same day as their film. So who is creating these unnecessary and futile battle lines? As far as I am concerned, there is enough elbow room for every film, and not just at Diwali but any time," Farhan said.
Farhan Akhtar is busy with the post-production work of Don
Farhan is aiming at a Diwali release and so are Yash Raj Films with their
"Yup, we are aiming for a October 20 release. But it all depends on the censoring. Sure, we don't anticipate any trouble. But it is always safe not to announce the date until the film passes through the censor board."
Farhan has shot Don in India, Malaysia and the last stint in Paris.
"We just have one more song to do. And then Don is done. It's been a great deal of fun. But it is not like I was letting my hair down after the serious Lakshya. To me, every film is serious business.
"In the past few months I have been completely absorbed by the process of putting Don together. That's why I find the question about its release a bit funny. Right now I am not even thinking of the release. I'm too busy living the film to think about its departure when it finally leaves for the theatres."
Working with Shah Rukh Khan has been an immensely satisfying experience for Farhan.
"I can easily say he's the most spontaneous actor I've ever worked with. The role of Don was something he was waiting to slip into. This is a totally different experience for him. So far he has been doing a majority of romantic films. I can't say who enjoyed Don more, me or Shah Rukh."