Yes, it’s finally happening! Shah Rukh Khan will be back in the third instalment of the hit franchise – Don with Don 3, which is said to be the last film in the hit franchise to have Shah Rukh Khan back in a sleek, stylish and dapper avatar.
After speculation that Shah Rukh Khan has opted out of the Rakesh Sharma biopic, mid-day has learnt that the makers of Don – director Farhan Akhtar and producer Ritesh Sidhwani – have quietly begun work on the third instalment. It has been heard that the film will roll in Malaysia by year-end.
Says a trade source, “Farhan and Shah Rukh had been looking for a suitable story to take the franchise forward, and now, they have zeroed in on one. The developing of the script will take a few months. The team is planning to take the film on floors by year-end or early 2020. Like Don 2 (2011), a chunk of the third edition will be shot in Malaysia, and the team has already applied for a subsidy for the shoot.”
There were also the reports of Priyanka Chopra being considered for the female lead in the film, which the actress was inclined to be a part of too. Many portals claimed that it was because of this reason that Shah Rukh decided to opt out of it. However, the director of the film later confirmed that SRK is still a part of the project and the rumours are just fake and baseless.
However, as per reports, Priyanka Chopra won’t be a part of Don 3. Reason? Her role was practically over in the Don 2 and the makers want to bring in a new face and give a new angle to the story.