Don is back!
Chandra Barot, the director of the original Don, is all set to make another Don.. but it's not a sequel, reports Vajir Singh.india Updated: Jul 19, 2008 16:32 IST
Chandra Barot, the director of the Amitabh Bachchan starrer Don, has been toying with the idea of making a comeback after 30 years. Barot claims that he even has a script ready. So, what's stopping him?
"Where are the actors?" he grouses. "All the big names have have signed multi-crore deals with corporate houses. And even the lesser known actors are not available."
Barot has worked on his script for over a year. The director was toying with the idea of casting Neil Nitin Mukesh.
"I had worked with his grandfather Mukesh. His father Nitin Mukesh is a good friend. But Neil is also too busy," he sighs.
Barot has now decided to go ahead with a newcomer. "I made Don.. and I know I can give the industry another star like Amitabh Bachchan. It is better to work with new names than chase after the big stars," he says.
Reportedly, the film is a sequel to his Don and is titled Don 2 – The Return of the King. But Barot denies this. He insists that Don is a Salim-Javed creation and only the duo can make another Don.
"Amitabh Bachchan's character in the film doesn't marry. So, the possibility of making a sequel with his son is ruled out," he reasons.
Farhan Akhtar can sleep easy. Barot is not making Don-2. His film is only along the lines of the earlier blockbuster.