Shah Rukh praises Big B as original Don

Patna: The `Baadshah` of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan today described megastar Amitabh Bachchan as the "cent per cent original Don", adding that Don 2 was inspired by the 1978 film starring Big B.

"Amit ji is cent per cent Don and I have full respect for him," SRK told reporters on his maiden visit to Patna to promote his film, `Don 2`, set for a release world-wide tomorrow. Flanked by co-star Priyanka Chopra and film director Farhan Akhtar, the 46-year-old actor said, "We have been inspired by Amitabh Bachchan`s `Don` and filmed `Don 2 – The King Is Back` to get accepted by the new generation."

The other characters are played by Boman Irani, Lara Dutta, Kunal Kapoor, Aly Khan and Om Puri. The movie is a sequel to 2006 film `Don`, which was a remake of the Bachchan blockbuster with the same name. In the movie, Shah Rukh plays the evil character of Don, who has his sight set on dominating the powerful European underworld after conquering Asia. Don shifts his operation from Kuala Lumpur to Berlin to avoid assassination in order to rule the shady European underworld but has to contend with the existing mafia bosses and law enforcement agencies.