After speculations, it is finally revealed that Priyanka Chopra has been signed to play the lead again opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Farhan Akhtar’s Don 2. Not just Priyanka, even Arjun Rampal and Boman Irani have been signed on to play key roles in the film.
We contacted producer Ritesh Sidhwani, who confirmed the news. He said, “Yes Priyanka has been signed opposite Shah Rukh in Don 2. It is a sequel obviously and when we locked the story and the screenplay, we knew that we needed Priyanka for the film. Similarly, we have also signed on Boman Irani and Arjun Rampal.”

However Ritesh is not willing to divulge any further. He added, “The story is indeed ready and everyone is pretty excited about the film. We will start shooting mid next year and we are looking for April 2010 release, so what’s the point talking about the film right now? All I can say is that the film will take off from where Don ended.”
In the final twist in Don, it emerges that the real Don is still alive, and was pretending to be Vijay who he killed and replaced while in the hospital. It was actually Vijay who had died in the hospital. In the end both Don and his girlfriend Anita (Ishaa Koppikar) escape, leaving the police bewildered. Critics believed that this twist was done to setup a possible sequel.

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Once again Bollywood has proved it that there is nothing called true friendship or enemity here. Talking about Saif Ali Khan, it was Farhan Akhtar who got Saif’s career on the move with ‘Dil Chhahta Hai’. But now, when things are rocking for Saif and the time calls for a repayment to Farhan, Chhote Nawab seems to have conveniently forgotten the good.

Farhan had asked Saif to guest star in his next production, ‘Voice From The Sky’. Saif agreed to the short role but asked for 20 crore where Farhan was expecting Saif to do the role for free.

So, we have it that he has opted out of the film to be made under the banner of ExcelEntertainment because the producer couldn’t pay the money the actor demanded.

Farhan had recently that he was very excited about working with Saif again in ‘Voices From The Sky’. In one newspaper article, he had said, “I’m really looking forward to working with Saif after Dil Chahta Hai. He is a fantastic actor and friend and it would be exciting to join up again.”

But it seems, Saif is keeping the emotions aside and being professional to the hilt.


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