2:24 AM IST - Monday December 29, 2014

Shahrukh to visit Patna to promote ‘Don 2′

Patna, Dec 12 Shah Rukh Khan will be visiting Patna Tuesday and other non-metropolitan centres thereafter to promote his forthcoming film “Don 2 – The King Is Back”, which according to director Farhan Akhtar, has lots of “heart-in-the-mouth stunts” that SRK insisted on performing himself.

“Shah Rukh and I are starting a multi-city tour soon. Whether both of us would be present everywhere or not is not decided. For Shah Rukh, ‘Don 2′ is as important as ‘Ra.One’,” said Farhan.

That the actor has gone all-out to make the “Don” sequel a whopping package goes without saying. Shah Rukh had a lot of strenuous action sequences to perform in “Don 2″ right after his neck and back problems. And he refused to use a body double.

“There are many occasions in the film when any other star would have insisted on a double. But Shah Rukh didn’t. And that’s a blessing. I don’t have to worry about audiences pointing to my hero’s face and saying it’s someone else,” said Farhan.

“‘Don 2′ has much tougher action scenes than the first ‘Don’. And not once did Shah Rukh show any reluctance about doing any of the stunts. He just came and did what he had to without complaining. There are lots of heart-in-the-mouth stunts which Shah Rukh insisted on performing,” he added.

Farhan doesn’t feel “Ra.One” would impact “Don 2″.

“With Shah Rukh people are always happy to see him. Whether it’s almost two years apart, as was the case between ‘My Name Is Khan’ and ‘Ra.One’, or just two months apart like ‘Don 2′ and ‘Ra.One’, it doesn’t matter. Everywhere I go people are looking forward to Don 2.This is my first film as a director in five years,” he said.


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