Don 2 is a 2011 Indian action thriller directed and co-written (with Ameet Mehta and Amrish Shah) by Farhan Akhtar. The film was produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Shah Rukh Khan and Farhan Akhtar, and is a sequel to 2006's Don. It stars Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Om Puri, Boman Irani and Kunal Kapoor, with Hrithik Roshan in a cameo appearance. The film's plot picks up at the end of Don, beginning in Malaysia and moving to Europe. Don, now king of the Asian underworld, plans to take over the European drug cartel. Don 2 marked Akhtar's return to directing after nearly five years. It was filmed in India, Thailand, Germany, Malaysia and Switzerland.
Before its release, Don 2 faced copyright concerns. It was released on 25 December 2011 by Reliance Entertainment in 2D and 3D formats, which included dubbed versions in Tamil and Telugu. The film had a positive-to-mixed critical reception in India and a generally-positive reception overseas. It has been praised for its action, direction and cinematography (exemplified by Shah Rukh Khan's performance), although its pace and music were criticised. Don 2 was shown at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. The film received a number of awards, including two Filmfare Awards: Best Sound Design and Best Action.