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Will Mission Impossible 4 impact Don 2?

December 12, 2011 12:13 IST
Two action biggies Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Don 2 are releasing within a week of one another -- MI4 on December 16, and Don 2 on December 23.

But Farhan Akhtar has no trepidations on that score.

"Weirdly, Don released in the same year as Mission Impossible 3," Farhan said. "I don't think people tire of a genre. People love watching movies. I've been a fan of action films since I was a kid. I'd go and see Mission Impossible 4 on Friday, and then watch Don 2 the following week."

Interestingly, Farhan met Tom Cruise last weekend when the Hollywood star was visiting Mumbai. "What was nice was that Tom gave all of himself to every person he spoke to. When Anil Kapoor introduced him to me, he said he knew my work," Farhan added.

"Don 2 is an escapist film," he continued. "I only hope to entertain people. I want to give them something to take home. I feel Don 2 has come together really well. Writing Don 2 gave me the chance to write an action thriller the way I perceive it. I had the luxury of audiences knowing the characters. So I can go straight to the story after the first five minutes."

Don 2 is written by two young people, Amit Mehra and Amrish Shah, who are huge Salim-Javed fans. "They had tremendous enthusiasm to write the screenplay. When we started, I was busy shooting for Karthik Calling Karthik. So I'd give them the ideas and they'd go back to write and come back with a lot written material," Farahn said.

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Subhash K Jha in Patna