Nariman Films, who produced the original Don, starring Amitabh Bachchan, have sued the film-makers Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani because of Don 2.
The people from Nariman Films have accused the producers of Don 2 of criminal breach of trust. According to the complaint, Nariman Films had given the rights of Don to Farhan Akhtar only till 2009; Don 2 was released in 2011, so it is technically against the contract.
Nariman Films filed a civil suit against Don 2, on the basis of violation of copyrights like the characters, the theme tune, songs, etc; that were used in the sequel. A complaint, filed under Section 202 of the Criminal Procedure Code, is against Red Chillies, Reliance Entertainment, Baba Arts, Bipin Salva and others involved in the second installment of the Don franchise.