Shah Rukh Khan was the epitome of suave and sexy in his role as Don, no doubt! And when we almost thought “Don ko replace karna mushkil hi nahi, namumkin hai,” we received news of SRK apparently walking out of the franchise.
Right after, rumours were abuzz about Ranveer Singh replacing Shah Rukh in the third instalment of the franchise – Don 3. According to a report in the Mumbai Mirror, it said that SRK has opted out of the film for personal reasons and that Zoya Akhtar is in talks with her “favourite” – Ranveer – for the part. When quizzed about it at a press event recently, Zoya rubbished the reports. She said:
No, no. That’s absolute nonsense.
Further, adding about Don 3‘s status, she said:
Na toh main Farhan Akhtar hoon, nahi main Shah Rukh Khan, ya Ritesh Sidhwani hoon. (Neither am I Farhan Akhtar, nor am I Shah Rukh Khan or Ritesh Sidhwani).
On the work front, it was also being reported that SRK walked out of the Rakesh Sharma biopic titled Saare Jahan Se Acchha. With the ongoing IPL season, Shah Rukh is often spotted cheering his team Kolkata Knight Riders during their games.
Don and Don 2, directed by Farhan Akhtar and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani has gone on to become a classic. We now need to wait for the makers to release an official statement about Shah Rukh’s presence in the film. Till then, let us know in the comments below about whom you would like to see play Don!