The legacy of the high octane thriller movie Don started back in 1978 starring Amitabh Bachchan and Zeenat Aman. This Bollywood movie was a cult on its own. Even the remake in 2006 starring Priyanka Chopra and Shah Rukh Khan received to much love and appreciation from the audience that Akhtar turn his Don into a franchise.
Don 2 released back in 2011 and was teased for a sequel by the Don franchise. It has been a much-awaited for the fans of Shah Rukh Khan to see King Khan return as the don. After 8 years, there have been reports going around that Farhan Akhtar and Shah Rukh Khan are finally reuniting for the movie. The sheer joy to see Shah Rukh Khan back as the iconic character might just be a dream now.
According to the reports of Pune Mirrors, khan has opted out of Don 3 because of personal issues. Shah Rukh Khan has also walked out of Rakesh Sharma’s biopic after Anand L Rai’s Zero’ fiasco.
Don franchise has been an Excel franchise but Don 3 will be produced by Zoya Akhtar’s production house Tiger Baby Productions instead of Excel Productions. Zoya Akhtar is now left without the male lead of the movie after Shah Rukh Khan turned it down. Zoya is in words with her favourite Gully Boy Ranveer Singh for the lead.
Zoya is also considering her other favourite Katrina Kaif for the female lead.
It won’t be a surprise for us if Ranveer Singh gets in the shoe of Shah Rukh Khan as the Don, but the magical character portrayed by King Khan will be missed by his fans.
Well, I can’t wait till more information unfolds about Don 3.