Don 3: Shah Rukh Khan to 'quit' much awaited 'Don' franchise; makers to introduce new actor

'Don 3' movie: Shah Rukh Khan to no longer part of the awaited 'Don' franchise. According to reports, Farhan Akhtar is working on the script with a new actor.

Reported by: PTC Punjabi Desk | Edited by: Ritika Nath  |  May 16th 2023 05:01 PM |  Updated: May 16th 2023 05:01 PM

Don 3: Shah Rukh Khan to 'quit' much awaited 'Don' franchise; makers to introduce new actor

Shah Rukh Khan 'quits' Don' franchise: Producer Ritesh Sidhwani recently stated in an interview that Farhan Akhtar is now working on the script for Don 3 and that an official announcement will be made after the script is completed. Since then, Don 3 has been a hot subject on social media as fans eagerly anticipate Shah Rukh Khan's return as the most sought-after Don. 

After SRK's portrayal of the renowned mafia persona, the franchise successfully enthralled the audience with two more volumes. Fans can't contain their enthusiasm after hearing that the franchise has officially announced that Don 3 will be made.

Shah Rukh Khan has decided to walk away from the Don franchise, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. "Shah Rukh Khan and Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani had numerous in-depth conversations about Don 3." A few concepts were also brought up before the epidemic, and through the pandemic, they came to be written down. Recent meetings have also taken place, however at this time, Shah Rukh is not really eager to reprise his role as Don. Don most definitely does not match the category of cinema that he is willing to make in the upcoming few years. He is eager to undertake commercial pictures that cater to a universal segment of the audience. He informed Excel's stakeholders about his decision, according to a sources.

In order to expand the franchise, Farhan and his team devised a novel concept of uniting three generations of Don: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and a rising young star. This idea aimed to establish a platform for a seamless transition of Don's character across generations. However, SRK expressed concerns that this approach might appear gimmicky, and therefore he advised the team of his decision to step away from the project, according to a source.

Meanwhile, Farhan is currently engaged in crafting a fresh script for the reboot of Don. The original Don film featured Amitabh Bachchan in 1978, followed by a reboot starring Shah Rukh Khan in 2005. Now, in 2024, Farhan plans to revitalize the franchise once again, this time with a new lead actor at the helm.


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