Ranveer Singh to replace Shah Rukh Khan in 'Don 3': Indian media

Ranveer will have some massive shoes to fill

Entertainment Desk May 19, 2023

In an exciting turn of events, producer Ritesh Sidhwani recently dropped a bombshell by confirming the much-awaited third instalment of the action-packed thriller franchise, Don. While fans have been eagerly waiting for news about the film, there have been speculations surrounding Shah Rukh Khan's involvement in Don 3.

According to Entertainment Times, reliable sources state that the film's producer and director, Farhan Akhtar, is currently engrossed in crafting the script for the highly anticipated project. However, amidst the buzz, rumours have been swirling that SRK may not reprise his iconic role as Don in this instalment.

The latest reports suggest that Ranveer Singh, along with a select few actors, has been in the running to step into Khan's shoes and portray the enigmatic character of Don. In an exciting development, a trusted source revealed to the Entertainment Times that Ranveer has been officially confirmed to play the titular character in Don 3.

Following SRK's departure from the franchise, the makers of Don 3 were determined to find a suitable replacement who could carry forward the legacy of Don and do justice to the iconic role. Ranveer, known for his charismatic performances and versatility, has been a favourite collaborator with Excel Entertainment, having delivered remarkable performances in their successful films such as Dil Dhadakne Do and Gully Boy, reports News18.

It seems that the makers have immense faith in Ranveer's ability to step into the shoes of Don and bring a fresh perspective to the character. According to Koimoi, a promotional video confirming the announcement has allegedly been shot already and is being fast-tracked for release.

While the news of Khan's exit may have disappointed some fans, the announcement of Ranveer's involvement has generated a new wave of excitement. Movie enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the official confirmation from the filmmakers, who are reportedly planning a grand announcement to make the news public.

It's also interesting to note that this comes at a time when SRK and Salman Khan dedicated an entire post-credit sequence in Pathaan to how the "new boys" cannot step into their shoes. As King Khan leaves the icon role behind, the resultant void is not only gaping but also immensely demanding. 

Don 3 promises to be an enthralling addition to the popular franchise, with a compelling storyline, high-octane action sequences, and thrilling twists and turns. With Ranveer potentially leading the pack, audiences can expect a new dimension to the Don series, infused with his unique style and energy.


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