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Sunday, Dec 08, 2019

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
Vajir Singh
Vajir Singh
Hindustan Times

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."

No luck
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.

Second coming
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.