Monday, February 14, 2011

Shah Rukh Khan in Malaysia for a month to shoot "Don 2" movie

As reported by the Press Trust of India, Monday 14th February 2011, Kuala Lumpur.

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has a huge fan following in Malaysia and the adoration was visible for all when he landed here to shoot his much awaited film 'Don 2' with Priyanka Chopra.

The two actors were mobbed at the Kuala Lumpur international airport by fans who pushed and shoved to get an autograph of their idols.

The 45-year-old actor and Priyanka did not disappoint them and signed autographs, posed for pictures, before being escorted to their vehicle.

The Bollywood duo, accompanied by a 60-member crew are here to shoot the sequel to their hit 2006 thriller and will begin shooting in the historical city of Malacca, about two hours from here.

Local sensation Ady Putra, known for his bad boy roles in hit Malay movies like 'Anak Halal' and 'Histeria', will also star alongside Khan in the film.

Just like the original, 'Don 2' will be filmed on locations in Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and Khan will be in the country for about a month.

Though Malaysia has a large ethnic Indian population, most of the actor's fans are Malays who love watching Hindi language films and Khan was awarded the title 'Datuk' by the Malaysian government three years ago.

The original movie - "DON : The Chase Begins Again", was shot 80 % in Malaysia, with the rest in Paris and India.

It was directed by Farhan Akhtar, and is a remake of the blockbuster 1978 film, Don.

The film was released in India on 20 October 2006 and it was also simultaneously released internationally.

The film stars Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Rampal, Ishaa Koppikar and Kareena Kapoor in a guest appearance.

Eighty percent of the movie was shot in Malaysia, and was filmed around the tropical Langkawi island as well as the Petronas Twin Towers and the Jalan Masjid India area, which is the "little India" of Kuala Lumpur.

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