Muhurat of Nagarjuna’s latest film Don in the direction of Lawrence was held at Annapurna studios on the morning of 1st February. K Raghavendra Rao sounded the clapboard. ANR switched on the camera. Lawrence directed the first shot.
Don film will give new definition to Don - Nagarjuna
Speaking in the press meet Nagarjuna said, “I am happy to work with Lawrence again after Mass. I had been waiting for the start of shooting for the past 5 months. Some of the people might think that this film is related to Hindi blockbuster Don. But there is no similarities between these films except for the title. Lawrence narrated me the title and story line an year back. Lawrence is making his debut as music director with this film. He recorded two songs so far. One of these two songs has the quality of Ilayaraja work. Lawrence has good music sense and taste. That is the reason why I am encouraging him as music director too. I am sure that he will succeeded as music director too like the music directors I introduced earlier.”
He also added, “I am doing a dynamic character with leadership qualities. Don is the world related to mafia which refers to the leader. Just like my Mass film gave new definition to mass, Don film too will give new definition to Don. At the same time there is lot of humanity in the role I portray. There will be a heroine in this film and we will select her in this week.”
Hindi people will remake this Don - Lawrence
Director Lawrence said, “There is no comparison between the storylines of this Don and Hindi Don. I am sure that Hindi people will remake this Don into Hindi in the future. You will see a stylish Nagarjuna in this film. I always wanted to work with cinematographer S Gopal Reddy. Abburi Ravi penned extraordinary dialogues. There will be six songs in Don. This film will entertain Nagarjuna fans a lot.”
Don for this summer - ML Kumar Chowdary
Producer ML Kumar Chowdary said, “I am happy to make this film on our banner after delivering the super hit Vikramarkudu. It is every producer’s dream to produce a film with Nagarjuna. When Lawrence narrated me this subject, I got very much inspired. It was Lawrence who recommended me to Nagarjuna. I am giving complete freedom and responsibility to director Lawrence. We will have one schedule in this week. We will start next schedule in March and shoot it till the film is complete. Don will be released in summer.”