The third installment of Ritesh Sidhwani’s Don is in the pipeline! Though the official statement is yet to come, if reports are to be believed, the makers have found the right script and the shooting will begin soon. Last year when Farhan Akhtar revealed that he is in the process of shaping up the third part of Don, SRK fans have been hounding him for more information about the project. However, cinephiles will have to wait for the official announcement to know if Shah Rukh Khan – Priyanka Chopra come on board again or if Farhan Akhtar will return as a director for the third installment of this franchise.
Last year in October, Ritesh Sidhwani gave a hint of Don 3 coming in one of his tweets in which he celebrated the 15 years of Excel Entertainment too. Shah Rukh is currently busy promoting his upcoming film, Imtiaz Ali’s Jab Harry Met Sejal which is releasing in August. He is due to start the shooting of Don 3 very soon. Priyanka Chopra was cast opposite him in the previous Don film, but this time the makers are not very keen on taking her as the leading lady of SRK. As the actress is busy with her Hollywood stint and English Television series, Quantico, she will not be able to give dates to this project. Priyanka has also been quite choosy in picking Bollywood films these days.
Of late we have been watching Farhan Akhtar working in front of the camera rather behind it. Don 2 was the last film helmed by him. He might make a comeback as a director with Don 3. As an actor, he has last seen in Rock On 2 last year and this year his upcoming films include Lucknow Central and The Fakir of Venice. Lucknow Central is produced under his banner, Excel Entertainment.
Along with Don 3, Excel Entertainment has quite a few interesting films lined up this year as well as next year. While the shooting of ‘Fukrey 2’ has been wrapped up and it’s set to release this December, the shooting of Reema Kagti’s Gold will start very soon now. Then there’s a web series, “Made in Heaven” helmed by Zoya Akhtarand Reema Kagti, which will be starting from next month.
While we can’t control our excitement for Don 3, we are dying to watch Shah Rukh Khan in his August release, “Jab Harry Met Sejal”!