Farhan Akhtar Affirms SRK's Departure from 'Don 3', Ranveer Singh Rumored to take Lead

Rozana Spokesman  | Amanat Thaper

Entertainment, Bollywood

Speculations abound as Farhan Akhtar drops hints about the much-anticipated addition to the beloved franchise

Don 3

MUMBAI: Filmmaker-Actor Farhan Akhtar has ignited a frenzy of anticipation within the entertainment industry and among fans alike, with a tantalizing teaser hinting at a new sequel of 'Don'. The cryptic announcement, has set the rumor mill spinning with speculations about the much-awaited 'Don 3'. While official details are yet to be unveiled, insiders suggest that Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's Excel Entertainment might be on the brink of revealing their latest cinematic venture - 'Don 3'. Reports have indicated that Akhtar, known for his multi-faceted talents, is set to reprise his role as director for this installment.

Ranveer Singh: The New Face of 'Don'?

In an exciting twist, industry sources have indicated that the charismatic and talented bollywood star Ranveer Singh could be stepping into the shoes of the titular character in 'Don 3'. Having previously collaborated with Farhan and Riteish's production house in successful ventures such as 'Dil Dhadakne Do' and 'Gully Boy', Singh's potential involvement has generated much intrigue.

A Reliable Source close to the project stated, "Following Shah Rukh's exit, the makers of Don 3 were in search of a popular and bankable star who could carry forward the legacy of Don. After careful consideration, they have reportedly selected Ranveer. Given the previous successful collaborations, it wouldn't be a surprise if this partnership turns out to be another blockbuster. We eagerly await the reaction of Don franchise fans to Ranveer's casting, considering Shah Rukh Khan's charismatic portrayal of Don."

Notably, Speculations about Shah Rukh Khan's absence from the third installment of the franchise have been addressed. "Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani engaged in numerous detailed discussions with Shah Rukh Khan regarding 'Don 3'. Ideas were conceptualized even before the pandemic hit, and script development continued during the pandemic. Recent meetings have also taken place. However, Shah Rukh Khan has conveyed his inclination to not reprise the role of Don at this juncture. His focus lies on projects that cater to a universal audience, and 'Don' doesn't align with his current cinematic preferences," a source revealed.

As the anticipation for 'Don 3' reaches fever pitch, fans eagerly await official announcements from Excel Entertainment and Farhan Akhtar, to finally unravel the secrets behind the cryptic '3' and the dawn of a new era in this beloved franchise.