Don 3 won’t have Shah Rukh Khan or Amitabh Bachchan says, Farhan Akhtar

Akhtar who directed Don and Don 2 had Shah Rukh Khan in the titular role
Farhan Akhtar on Don 3
Farhan Akhtar on Don 3

Farhan Akhtar recently dropped the teaser of Don 3 without revealing the actor who will headline the most anticipated project. But Akhtar has finally opened up on the lead actor of Don 3.

Akhtar, who directed Don (2006) and Don 2 (2011) both starring Shah Rukh Khan in the titular role, took to his social media on Tuesday and shared a note with regards to the film’s announcement. The film will go on floors in 2025.

Talking about the legacy set by the larger-than-life character of Don which has been portrayed by Amitabh Bachchan and Khan, the director wrote on his social media, “In 1978, a character created by Salim-Javed and portrayed by Amitabh Bachchan with effortless elan, captured the imagination of theatregoers across the country. That enigmatic character was Don."

He further mentioned in his note, “In 2006, Don was reimagined and brought to life by Shah Rukh Khan in his own irresistibly charming way. From Don's sardonic wit to his cool but menacing fury, Shah Rukh embodied his persona. As writer & director, I had a great time creating not one but two, Don films with Shah Rukh and both experiences remain very close to my heart."

However, Akhtar shared that this time around, the third part of the franchise will feature another actor headlining the project.

“The time has now come to take the legacy of Don forward and joining us in this new interpretation will be an actor whose talent and versatility I have long admired. We hope that you will show him the love you have so graciously and generously shown to Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. A new era of Don begins in 2025. Watch this space," he added.

Don 3 will be produced by Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment.

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