"it's confirmed that Farhan has started work on Don 3 script."
It has been reported that Farhan Akhtar has begun working on a script for Don 3, with Shah Rukh Khan apparently set to reprise his role as the ruthless crime boss.
Rumours had been circulating for a while but things developed after it was revealed that Farhan had set Jee Le Zara aside to work on a new script.
It is now believed that Farhan is working on Don 3.
A source told Pinkvilla: “Don is a subject close to everyone at Excel.
“The team has been trying to crack and develop an idea for Don 3 for a while now, but the same has been put on the back burner time and again due to lack of novelty factor.
“But the team has finally scummed upon an idea that’s exciting and will take the franchise to the next level.
“Farhan has started writing the script and will give narration to his Don aka SRK, once the screenplay is locked.”
According to reports, Farhan has discussed the idea with his father Javed Akhtar, the creator of Don (1978), which starred Amitabh Bachchan.
The source continued: “Like always, Don 3 is still in the early stages and the future of the project will definitely depend on what shape the screenplay finally takes, but yes, it’s confirmed that Farhan has started work on Don 3 script.
“Unlike the last few attempts to make a part 3, the idea this time around is too exciting to let go off, and everyone around is giving more than 100 per cent to this project.”
Shah Rukh last played the gangster in 2011’s Don 2.
Both Farhan and Ritesh Sidhwani have spoken about Don 3 numerous times but nothing came to fruition.
It now looks like plans are underway and fans are excited.
One said: “Finally Don 3 is happening!!”
Another said: “The most badass character of Bollywood is coming on screen again.”
A third wrote:
“Badshah is going to be back! Script works resumes for Don 3.”
A viral picture of Amitabh Bachchan and SRK also got fans wondering if it was a subtle hint at Don 3.
Amitabh shared a throwback picture of himself with SRK. Interestingly, the picture features Amitabh signing a vintage Don poster.
Big B captioned the post: “and… errr… continuing in the same vein… DON.”