Shahrukh Khan described megastar Amitabh Bachchan as the "cent per cent original Don", adding that Don 2 was inspired by the 1978 film starring Big B.
In his Don 2 promotional visit to Patna, PTI quoted Shahrukh Khan as saying, “Amit ji is cent per cent Don and I have full respect for him."
Flanked by co-star Priyanka Chopra and film director Farhan Akhtar, the 46-year-old actor said, "We have been inspired by Amitabh Bachchan's Don and filmed Don 2 - The King Is Back to get accepted by the new generation."
The other characters in the film Don 2 include Boman Irani, Lara Dutta, Kunal Kapoor, Aly Khan and Om Puri. The movie is a sequel to 2006 film Don, which was a remake of the Bachchan blockbuster with the same name.
In the movie, Shahrukh Khan plays the negative character of Don, who has his sight set on dominating the powerful European underworld after conquering Asia. Don shifts his operation from Kuala Lumpur to Berlin to avoid assassination in order to rule the shady European underworld but has to contend with the existing mafia bosses and law enforcement agencies.