Farhan Akhtar pulled off a major casting coup by getting Shah Rukh Khan to play the iconic character of Don, originally portrayed by Amitabh Bachchan, in the film’s remake in 2006.
Farhan Akhtar pulled off a major casting coup by getting Shah Rukh Khan to play the iconic character of Don, originally portrayed by Amitabh Bachchan, in the film’s remake in 2006. Such was the response to SRK playing the anti-hero that the makers came up with a sequel, Don 2 in 2011. Ever since, there have been talks of there being a Don 3. But then Farhan began concentrating on his acting career and filmmaking took a backseat. Now, if things are as they seem to be, Ritesh Sidhwani might just have dropped a major hint on the status of the film. Farhan’s partner at Excel Entertainment, Ritesh, shared a picture of Shah Rukh Khan as Don on his Instagram feed. What caught everyone’s attention though, were his hashtags and the producer urging his followers to stay tuned. The post read “#15yearsofexcel the most #cool #suave #sexycriminal loved by everyone #don #franchisefilm #don3 Hmmmm #staytuned” (sic).
If all goes well, Farhan could well be returning to the director’s chair. Not all the faces will return to the franchise though. As had been reported earlier, Priyanka Chopra, who’s making waves on Western shores, won’t be returning to reprise her role as Roma. Katrina Kaif and Jacqueline Fernandez had been touted as potential replacements.
For now though, we’re staying tuned, as Ritesh suggested.