"Don 3 is one of the most awaited films of all time"
As fans anxiously await the third instalment in the Don franchise, a string of speculations surrounding the film’s cast have been making the rounds.
This has been the case since rumours regarding ace director Farhan Akhtar working on the script surfaced.
Filmfare quoted a source as saying: “Farhan had an ambitious idea of getting Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan together in the third instalment.”
Amitabh essayed the lead in the original Don, which was released in 1978.
The insider added: “It had a different ending and showed the good-natured Vijay surviving and Don dying, while the second instalment in which Shah Rukh played Don showed Vijay dying instead.”
The source revealed that following the two films, Farhan has always been gripped with plans of casting Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan in Don 3.
Shah Rukh Khan allegedly even went over to Farhan Akhtar’s office and the latter narrated the script to him.
However, he was not convinced. Farhan Akhtar decided to go back to the writing table.
A Bollywood Hungama report added: “And that’s not all. As per Farhan Akhtar’s plot, Don 3 is also supposed to have a cameo by Ranveer Singh.
“He is being touted to play Don. The idea is that Shah Rukh Khan’s Don character would pass the baton to Ranveer Singh’s Don character so that he can take on the iconic role in the future parts.”
The report concluded: “Don 3 is one of the most awaited films of all time and if Shah Rukh Khan is joined by Amitabh Bachchan and Ranveer Singh, then it would have also translated into a record-breaking opening, especially if the film had been released on a holiday.”
While fans wait to see Shah Rukh Khan return as Don on the big screen, the actor has three projects in the pipeline.
He is all set to make his comeback with Yash Raj Films’ Pathaan.
Helmed by Siddharth Anand, the actioner would have the actor play a spy, and share the screen with Deepika Padukone and John Abraham.
The film is slated to release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
He has also been busy shooting for Rajkumar Hirani’s immigration drama, Dunki, which also stars Taapsee Pannu.
Shah Rukh Khan is also teaming up with Atlee for Jawan. The film will also feature Nayanthara, Priyamani, Vijay Sethupathi, and Sanya Malhotra.