Shahrukh informed Mumbai Mirror, "While my producers are best qualified to give a fitting reply to the whole matter, I as a lead actor can say that as for the sequel, the Amitabh Bachchan Don never had a sequel. So where is the question of us copying anything. Farhan and his team have worked on the script, I know for a fact that we haven't copied from anywhere and this is an original script.''
Earlier the makers of original Don, starring Amitabh Bachchan have slapped a legal notice at the producers and are dragging Excel Entertainment, Red Chillies and Reliance Entertainment over copyright issue. But on the other hand, Don 2's confident producer Ritesh Sidhwani cleared all airs by tweeting, "About the notice from the original producers of Don, be rest assured that we have done nothing wrong and shall stick to the correct legal and moral principals."