Shahrukh Khan’s smoking act in Don creating a furor
Don promos are out and they seem to be making quite an impact. Shahrukh has a completely new avatar in the film and is seen performing some daredevil stunts. Don-The Chase Begins Again is Farhan Akhtar’s remake and stars Shahrukh in a double role, Priyanka Chopra and Isha Koppikar. However during the promos, Shahrukh is seen smoking in various parts as his character is that of a don and demands it. Unfortunately just recently a ban against showing smoking in films has commenced.
Unfortunately Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss is extremely upset with the filmmakers of Don for being irresponsible and incorporating smoking scenes in the film. According to sources “Even though the health minister has not yet viewed the film, he has objected to the lead actor Shahrukh smoking in the film.” This has upset both producer Ritesh Sidhwani and director Farhan Akhtar as they claim that the Censor Board has passed the film without any objections.
However according to a few sources “Shahrukh actually stops a person from smoking a cigarette saying smoking kills, I’m trying to quit smoking and then sets an example by throwing his own cigarette.” According to the producer and director this act shows the film’s anti smoking stance. Recently the music of Don was launched with the entire cast of the film at a trendy up market mall. The turnout for the event was so huge that at one point of time even the security could not manage to control the excited crowds. The crowds were only pacified after superstar Shahrukh came onto the stage and interacted with his fans. The soundtrack of the film will also be available online with itunes (www.itunes.com) in association with Hungama Mobiles.
Shahrukh Khan is all set to play a hockey coach in his next film produced by Yash-Raj banner and directed by Shimit Amin. Khan will play a hockey coach to a girls team in the film titled Chak De, the film also stars actress Vidya Malvade. In fact Khan has been sporting a new look stubble look for this film, he recently attended the music launch of the film Zindaggi Rocks and even the Filmfare Bash.