Ranveer Singh is the new ‘Don’, Farhan Akhtar drops first look of ‘Don 3’

By: Priyal Joshi

Shah Rukh Khan will be replaced by Ranveer Singh as the new Don in the third part of the well-known blockbuster movie “Don” by director Farhan Akhtar. Additionally, it was previously reported that actor Shah Rukh Khan would not be returning for the franchise’s third installment and that actor Ranveer Singh will take his place. Yesterday, Farhan also made an official announcement about the third installment of his well-known action movie “Don,” which will include a new actor. Farhan claimed in his post that he is ready to go forward in the project with “an actor whose talent and versatility” he has long respected.

While a significant portion of the audience has praised the preview, there are also a ton of fans pleading with Farhan Akhtar to bring Shah Rukh Khan back in the legendary role in the comment section. For instance, one fan said, “I have never doubted your talent nor do I dislike Ranveer but casting him in such a character is crushing the legacy of Don. It would have been a lot better if you would have played the character. The cigarette here also doesn’t suit him, how will the entire plot go?! Dil’o ki betaabiyan sab khatam Tata bye bye.” Another user said, “No hate for Ranveer Singh, he is amazing but Don is SRK’s. I literally felt like it was some parody and at any moment SRK would show up. Learn from the Race series how the makers butchered the franchise by changing the lead in Race 3. For context, Salman Khan replaced Saif Ali Khan in Race 3.

Meanwhile, the viral teaser opens with a voiceover declaring, “Sher jo so raha hai woh jaagega kab? Poochte hain yeh sab. Unse keh do ki phir jaag utha hoon main, aur phir saamne jald aane ko. Kya hai taakat meri, kya hai himmat meri, phir dikhane ko. Maut se khelna zindagi hai meri, jeetna hi mera kaam hai.11 mulkon ki police dhoondti hai mujhe, par pakad paaya hai mujhko kaun? Main hoon Don.”

It is set to release in 2025.