Bollywood Hungama

Bollywood Entertainment at its best

Last Updated 03.04.2020 | 3:56 PM IST



With Don 2, SRK joins Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt

Don 2 is special to Shah Rukh for reasons more than him. Other than the facts that with the film he gets a chance to take forward the Don franchise and also hope to entertain audience all over again after a mixed response to Ra.One, he also joins the likes of Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. So far these are the only two major superstars who have managed to impress the German authorities when it comes to shooting an international film in their land. However, Shah Rukh Khan has now joined the elite team due to his super popularity in this part of the European continent.

"Unlike U.K., U.S.A or Thailand where international films are shot in dozens, it isn't easy to get permission for shooting in Germany. It is a conservative land and the eligibility criteria is very stringent when it comes to shooting a film there", informs a senior production executive, "One needs to be really planned and organised. Also, in order to be eligible for any benefits, there is a 60 points criteria out of which you have to clear at least 47 out of them before you are given a green signal."

This was made possible by makers like Quentin Tarantino and Bryan Singer who took their Inglourious Basterds and Valkyrie to Germany with lead actors Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise respectively. Since no Indian film has ever been in a co-production with Germany before, Shah Rukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani had a task cut out for them.

"Shah Rukh is so famous in Germany and that made a great difference to shoot Don 2 there", says Ritesh, "We are the first Indian film which has managed to do that. There were certain pre-conditions that we were required to meet and we had to be very careful. Eventually they did open the doors for us. Once we were together on making the film, they proved to be extremely helpful."

Meanwhile as things stand today, Don 2 would see a very large scale release in the European continent. Guess it would be time for Shah Rukh to prove again if he can be more popular than Tom and Brad in the foreign land.

More Pages: Don 2 Box Office Collection , Don 2 Movie Review

Rate this article
Make favorite
Copyright © 2020 Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Forgot Password

Please provide your registered email address or username
  • OR

Write A Review

  • Click to rate on scale of 1-5
  • 5000 characters remaining

New notification