Curated By: Shrishti Negi
Last Updated: February 10, 2024, 10:24 IST
Ranveer Singh replaces Shah Rukh Khan as the new Don in Don 3.
Before casting Ranveer Singh, another actor was approached to play Don in the third installment of Farhan Akhtar’s popular film franchise.
Ranveer Singh is all set to play the iconic role of Don in the third installment of Farhan Akhtar’s popular film franchise of the same name. The actor has replaced Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who played the Don in the 2006 and 2011 hit action thrillers.
However, it’s now being reported that Farhan had approached another actor before casting Ranveer as Don. Yes, you read that right! As per a report in Times Now.com, Farhan had offered the role to Animal star Ranbir Kapoor after SRK rejected the script of Don 3. SRK was reportedly not convinced with Don 3 script, thus he refused to be a part of the movie. After SRK’s refusal, Farhan reportedly went to Ranbir, but he also rejected the role. And, the film eventually came to Ranveer, who is super excited about the project.
Soon after the announcement of Don 3, Ranveer Singh attended the Red Sea Film Festival, where he spoke about becoming the new Don and said, “I’m hoping to make Don my own and give it my spin, my interpretation.” Ranveer also addressed the criticism that came his way after a section of Shah Rukh Khan fans refused to accept him as new Don.
“It is the handing over of the baton of one of the most loved and revered franchises of Hindi cinema. The significance of that is not lost on me. When the announcement was made, as expected, it came with its share of scepticism. But throughout the history of cinema, this has happened. Even as recently as perhaps when the Bond franchise changed hands and they announced Daniel Craig as the new Bond, it came with its fair share of scepticism. So, this is only natural,” Ranveer told Deadline. Don 3 is slated for a 2025 release.