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Don is not just for the students, but everyone: Sivakarthikeyan

Don is the second collaboration between Sivakarthikeyan and Priyanka Mohan after Nelson Dilipkumar's Doctor.

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Last Updated: 01.41 AM, May 13, 2022

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Don is not just for the students, but  everyone: Sivakarthikeyan
Sivakarthikeyan in Doctor

Don, directed by Cibi Chakravarthi, a former assistant to Atlee, is a film about a college student, played by Sivakarthikeyan.

In addition to being the producer of Don with Lyca Productions, the actor talks about his role, "I had to cut down on biryani and ice cream. It was because there were college-going guys in the frame. The funniest part was playing a school student. Teenage guys were there, and I was a little self-conscious about how I looked. To look more confident in front of the camera, I shed a few pounds," Sivakarthikeyan told DT Next.

Don is the second collaboration between Sivakarthikeyan and Priyanka Mohan after Nelson Dilipkumar's Doctor. "We got along well. Her role in Don will be completely different from what she played in Doctor. It was a pleasure working with her once again!

Don is not just for the students, assures Sivakarthikeyan. "It is for everyone. I believe that every parent and teacher who catches this film on the big screens will be delighted."

It is interesting how Sivakarthikeyan, whose movie Doctor (on Netflix) made Rs 100 crore at the box office, says that he doesn't care about numbers. A profitable film is his only concern, he tells Cinema Express. Speaking about his untitled film with Jathi Ratnalu-fame Anudeep, Sivakarthikeyan clarified that it was a straight Tamil film that would be dubbed into Telugu. “That script has been written only in Tamil. We are planning to dub it into Telugu and add certain elements for the local audience!”

The actor, further, spoke about his long-pending sci-fi film, Ayalaan, directed by R Ravikumar of Indru Netru Naalai-fame.

"This will be my first pan-Indian project. A film gets a pan-Indian appeal only when its content isn't confined to a specific region. Ayalaan is that kind of a film. Only the CG portions of the film are pending now. We plan to release it in as many languages as possible," he tells Cinema Express.

What does Sivakarthikeyan have to say about rumours involving him, being a part of Thalaivar 169? "It is a rumour to me, too," Sivakarthikeyan chuckles; adding, "Nelson Dilipkumar is still writing the script, and I haven't been approached yet. For now, I can confirm that I am not attached to the project."

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