Amitabh Bachchan, in his career, has done several iconic roles. His double role stint in Don has to be fan favourite. The actor starred as the gang leader Don and a poor man Vijay. As the film clocked 41 years today, Amitabh Bachchan took to his blog to share an important revelation about the title of the film which is amusing.
"Don was a name title that no one in the market approved of. They (makers) never understood what it meant and never felt that a name such as Don was material for the title of a Hindi film. In fact, if truth be told for many it was quite an amusing title," Big B wrote in his blog post.
"There was at the time a very popular brand of vests, the banyan, that were carrying the name Dawn. Don pronounced phonetically sounded much like that brand of undergarment in the popular market and there was consternation in titling a film that conveyed an undergarment (sic)," the actor added.
Amitabh Bachchan further revealed that the word Don got popular because of the Hollywood classic Godfather series. "Much later of course with the Godfather series, the word garnered enough publicity and reckoning, to be respectable enough but till then initially it was in the realm of humour," he wrote.
On the work front, Amitabh Bachchan, last week, began shooting for Rumi Jaffrey’s Chehre. He has a couple of films lined up including Brahmastra and south film with Chiranjeevi.
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