Hrithik Roshan was Farhan Akhtar’s first choice for the role of Don but Shah Rukh Khan died on just one issue.


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Starring Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor Khan, ‘Don’ has completed 14 years of release. Filmmakers Ritesh Siddhwani and Farhan Akhtar wrote some posts on social media remembering the making of the film.

Sharing a photo of ‘Dawn’, Farhan wrote on Twitter, “You don’t have to remember Dawn because it’s impossible to forget Dawn.”

Tesh Siddhwani, co-producer of the film, tweeted, “It’s been 14 years since Don was released, but a new day has come for me to shoot. What a beautiful memory!

Hrithik was the first choice

Shah Rukh Khan may be admired for his role as Don, but he is not the first choice for the role. Farhan wanted to cast Hrithik Roshan in this role.

During the shooting of Lakshya (2004), Farhan and Hrithik agreed that they would work together in the film, but when it came to making the film, Farhan felt that he would need a match actor for the role.

Thus, his quest ended with Shah Rukh Khan, who has been in the industry for a long time. However, Hrithik has been seen in a special appearance in Dawn 2.

The actor learned martial arts

For their respective roles in the film, Shah Rukh, Priyanka and Arjun Rampal took part in a special martial arts training program under the supervision of Shaolin temple experts.

It was the fifth highest grossing film of 2006-2007.

The film was a 1978 Amitabh Bachchan starrer Don whose remake was Selim-Javed. Javed helped his son Farhan script, who is remaking Don. The sequel to Don’s remake Don 2 was also released in 2011. Now the makers are also planning to make Dawn 3.

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