Don: The Origin, a Comic as a pre-cursor to the film produced by Excel Entertainment to be unveiled at Comic Con Express Mumbai
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | October 19, 2011
Comic Con Express Mumbai is all excited to announce the launch of the DON: The Origin, comic novel at the Comic Con Express Mumbai at the World Trade Centre on the 23rd of October. Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani for the first time will officially reveal and unveil the look of the ‘DON: The Origin’ in public and talk about the film and storyline of the comic.
The Comic is basically an original story; taking readers back in time and helping them understand how Don came into being.
“Comics are an instrumental tool to create and reach out to a new genre of audiences. Don: the Origin, is a pre-cursor to the eagerly awaited Film Don 2: the Chase Continues. It is a very positive development to see Indian Film makers realizing the enormous potential that the world of comics possess and thereby seeing them willing to adopt innovative ways to market their Films”, explains, Jatin Varma, Founder, Comic Con India.
Ritesh Sidhwani, Producer, Don 2, said, “Audiences have dictated the need to create. It started with the remake in 2006 and now comes the next chapter. The comic book is a prequel ….the making of Don. With this we expect to take Don’s fan following to the next level.”
Farhan Akhtar, Director, Don 2, says, “Don as a character, a master mind has created an iconic image for himself which has held good over generations…The second edition that released in 2006 made us realize it was time to comic book the icon. For me a dream is being sketched”.
Don 2: The Chase Continues is the upcoming Indian action thriller film produced by Excel Entertainment and directed by Farhan Akhtar. It is the sequel to the 2006 film, Don: The Chase Begins Again, which itself was a remake of the 1978 film Don. The film stars Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Boman Irani, Om Puri and Kunal Kapoor.
The first ever Comic Con Express, the travelling version of the Indian Comic Con, the national Indian Comics Convention will be held at the World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade in Mumbai from 22-23rd October, 2011 between 10am- 8pm. It is a unique event celebrating the illustrated medium, which brings together the whole comics industry and related fields such as Merchandise, Toys, Games, Films and Animation, along with fans of this culture from all age groups.