Everyone knows that a large portion of the forthcoming Shah Rukh Khan-starrer DON has been shot in sizzling Malaysia. Producer Ritesh Sidhwani and director Farhan Akhtar ensured that the shoot was a holiday of sorts for the entire cast and crew, so that everyone ended up "enjoying" their work, and the results surely show on screen!
Laughs producer Ritesh Sidhwani, who remains known for DIL CHAHTA HAI and LAKSHYA, "The crew of DON enjoyed itself in Malaysia. It was a big party - new relationships culled, new friendships made. We made sure everyone got a weekly off and played every possible game. We organised volleyball between the crew from India and crew from Malaysia every weekend, and ended up winning the match most of the time, perhaps because Malaysians play football and not volleyball!"
Apart from playing real and virtual games, the crew would party together almost every weekend! "We would either party or go for fun dinners. We would also frequent the local bars," adds Ritesh. "Once back, everyone started missing on the fun they had. Though we were glad to be back home after a gap, just after a week, everyone started complaining about how they were missing Malaysia."
Interestingly, the popular Yeh Mera Dil and Khaike Paan Banaras Waala songs from the film are also based in Malaysia! UTV is releasing DON internationally on October 20.