There's tremendous speculation about the release date of Don 2. Of course, producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar and Reliance Big Pictures had locked 23 December [Christmas weekend] as the release date of the film, since Shahrukh Khan's home-production Ra.One was slated to hit the screens in June, giving a six-month gap between the two releases. But with Ra.One now arriving during Diwali [that's the buzz in the industry, although SRK hasn't officially announced the release date yet], one wonders whether Don 2 will stick to the date of 23 December.
However, Ritesh Sidhwani denies any postponement of Don 2. "It's a great period [Christmas weekend], so why should we postpone the film? In fact, we will be through with the filming part in February/March itself. We have ample time to devote to the post-production work and marketing of our film," Ritesh tells me.
But Diwali and Christmas fall in the same quarter, so won't the promos of the two films create confusion in the minds of the viewer? "I don't think so. Both belong to different genres, so there's no question of overlapping," he clarifies.