Shah Rukh Khan compares ‘Happy New Year’ to ‘Don’: It’s ‘meanness’ against ‘innocence’

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’ is doing very well after release and, as with every…

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’ is doing very well as far as its box office collections are concerned after release and, as with every SRK movie, comparisons invariably arise. Here we get the man himself, Shah Rukh Khan, to compare ‘Happy New Year’ with his iconic role in ‘Don’.

Here is what SRK has to say:

?’Don’ is very stylised, extremely stylised and has more linear a thought process? it is led by one guy and you just enjoy his sensuality, his naughtiness or his meanness. I think ‘Don’ became less mean in the second one?he should have been meaner? but you start enjoying that he’s strangely warped in an attractive way. In ‘Happy New Year’, I think six people are strangely sweet in a very attractive way. It is not as stylised or as dependent on what one character is. So it’s very different from ‘Don’.?

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?It doesnt get into that serious a zone that Interpol is after Don and the world wants to kill him, because hes shot people, is doing drugs and freaking out with women. In Happy New Year, its a more innocent world. Their world is innocent, because the six people in it are innocent. Maybe except for me (Charlie) who is leading them all, but whos also got a purpose.?

?And I think there is also the simplicity to the characters that people can think that ?arrey, yeh to apne jaise hi log hain. Its not as dark and sensual as Don. Happy New Year is a Farah (Khan) film, so its extremely colourful and happy.?

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First published on: 26-10-2014 at 18:27 IST