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Want to act with Priyanka, SRK?

Farhan Akhtar is looking for at least 1000 actors from Malaysia for his version of the 1978 hit film Don, which stars Shahrukh Khan and Priyanka.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2006 19:26 IST

Bollywood fans in Malaysia are agog with excitement as talent scouts are on the lookout for at least 1000 locals to act in new version of

Don

, which is going to be shot mostly in Malaysia.

So far two Malaysian artistes have been selected to star along side Priyanka Chopra and Shah Rukh Khan in the remake of the 1978 hit which starred among others Amitabh Bachchan and Zeenat Aman.

Malaysianactor Shahruddin Thamby will playapolice official in the new movie. The other Malaysian star is former singer Aman Shah, the location manager of Channel Ventures (M) Sdn Bhd Saiful Jabbar said.

Jabbar said more than 1000 extras would be needed for the movie adding that priority would be given to those who could speak fluent Hindi and English. He said Bollywood's Excel Entertainment Ltd and movie director Farhan Akhtar would have the final say on the selection.

The movie, to be shot 80 per cent in Malaysia, will be filmed around the tropical Langkawi island as well as the towering Petronas towers here and the Jalan Masjid India area, which is the 'little India' of Kuala lumpur.

Jabbar said at least 1000 persons were needed for one scene which was to be shot in the Jalan Masjid India area.

First Published: Feb 01, 2006 15:38 IST