The 1973 film Don is considered an important flick in the journey of Amitabh Bachchan that catapulted him to stardom. On Sunday, Big B celebrated the 41st anniversary of the release of “Don”. Taking to Twitter, Big B made a surprise revelation about film title stating that it was something not many had approved of.
“‘Don’ was a name title that no one in the market approved of. They never understood what it meant and never felt that a name such as ‘DON’ was material for the title of a Hindi film. In fact if truth be told… for many it was quite an amusing title,” Bachchan wrote.
He also shared a funny anecdote as to how the film’s title was compared with a “very popular brand of vests”. “They were carrying the name ‘DAWN’. DON phonetically sounded much like that brand of undergarment in the market. There was consternation in titling a film that conveyed an undergarment,” he added. The film was written by duo Salim-Javed and directed by Chandra Barot. It also starred Zeenat Aman, Iftekhar, Helen and Pran.