Ranveer Singh: I’m hoping to make Don my own and give it my spin, my interpretation

Don was originally portrayed by Amitabh Bachchan in 1978 and later by Shah Rukh Khan in the Don franchise directed by Farhan Akhtar
Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh

At the recent Red Sea Festival, Ranveer Singh opened up on the criticism he faced on the announcement of him playing the iconic character of Don in Don 3.

As quoted by Deadline, the actor addressed the flak that he received for taking the baton forward, Singh said, “I’m hoping to make Don my own and give it my spin, my interpretation. It is the handing over of the baton of one of the most loved and revered franchises of Hindi cinema. The significance of that is not lost on me. When the announcement was made, as expected, it came with its share of skepticism.”

Singh who was recently honoured at the Red Sea Film Festival, was subjected to online criticism for stepping into the role which was portrayed by Shah Rukh Khan in Farhan Akhtar directed Don franchise, a role which was originally portrayed by megastar Amitabh Bachchan in the 1978 film which was penned by Akhtar’s father Javed Akhtar in association with Salim Khan.

Singh further mentioned as he went on to draw parallels with the criticism that Daniel Craig received when he stepped into the role of cinema’s one of the most iconic characters, James Bond.

Singh said, “But throughout the history of cinema, this has happened. Even as recently as perhaps when the Bond franchise changed hands and they announced Daniel Craig as the new Bond, it came with its fair share of skepticism. So, this is only natural.”

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