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Farhan Akhtar

On the remaking of Don: 'There were things in the original that made me want to remake it. That's what I've done.'

Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar
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Will your Don work on its own or by association with the earlier one?
On its own, I hope.

How similar is it to the earlier film?
Similar in that it’s a remake, similar in the dilemma of the characters but different in how the screenplay unfolds.

Nervous?
Right now, tired, but I am anxious and looking forward to the release.

Lakshya didn’t work despite its cast, story etc. Does that make you wonder about Don?
That was a different film. Currently, all my energies are focused on this one.

What do you go by—gut feeling that this is a film to make or what?
Yes, a feeling that you’ll tell the story correctly. Then you show it to people and see their responses and get a sense of it.

How have the girls fared in Don?
Priyanka has the meaty role. She rehearsed a lot and her professionalism shows.

And Kareena?
Kareena’s is a responsible act. It wasn’t to be taken lightly and she got the anguish in her expression along with the...

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